The 5 Styles of Preachers—Which Are You?

By | February 7th, 2017|

If you wanted to write the great American novel, you’d probably read a lot of Hemmingway or Twain. If you wanted to be a great painter, you’d study the masterpieces of Rembrandt or Picasso. And if you want to be a great preacher, it’s no different: you’ll study the masters. As I continue to grow [...]

12 Preaching Tips From Charles Spurgeon

By | January 10th, 2017|

Charles Spurgeon is arguably one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity. He preached over 600 sermons before the age of 20. The collection of his recorded sermons fills 63 volumes and over 20 million words, making it the largest collection of books by a single Christian author. He once spoke to an audience of [...]

What Does Your Podium Preach?

By | September 20th, 2016|

Like it or not, before you ever say a word your audience will make a judgment about you based on appearance alone. Right or wrong, it is simply human nature. People who have been in your church for a long time may get used to the way things are and begin to overlook appearance. But [...]

7 Safeguards for Using Humor in Preaching

By | September 7th, 2016|

Laughter is good for the soul. Think back to a time when you and your friends or family burst into uncontrollable laughter. Aren't these some of the best moments of your life? Laughter unites us. It reminds us that we are all imperfect. Plus it just feels good. There are some who argue that there [...]

3 Speed Preaching: Master Your Speaking Pace

By | June 28th, 2016|

You step on stage. The lights come up. Everyone is looking at you. Adrenaline starts pumping as your fight or flight response kicks in. You are nervous. You are about to preach a sermon. The problem: the nerves and adrenaline that are common in public speaking naturally cause pastors to preach too fast. You are [...]

7 Benefits of Preaching Without Notes

By | June 6th, 2016|

Growing up, I never wanted to be a pastor because public speaking was one of my biggest fears. If I were to have ranked my worst fears in order, it would have been: Girls Public speaking Death Speaking to girls My first sermon was terrible. I hid behind the biggest podium I could find, clutching [...]