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Free Sermon Evaluation Form – Get Help To Get Better

There is no such thing as a perfect sermon. No matter how much preaching experience you have, you can always improve. The best preachers are those who stay humble and hungry to get better. How do you evaluate your sermons? You can and should critique your own message, but I have found that the eyes of others […]

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7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening To Their Sermons

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening To Their Sermons

A few months ago a 13-year-old girl approached me after I preached, and excitedly proclaimed, “Good sermon. I actually paid attention to your whole message! I didn’t get bored once!” My first thought was, “Thank you Jesus! I have witnessed a miracle! A 13-year-old girl’s fleeting attention was held by a sermon over 30 minutes.” But then I thought, […]

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Let Scripture Speak for Itself

A while back I visited a church in my area (I love sitting in on other churches to observe and learn). The pastor was a great preacher. His sermon was engaging, clear, and spot on. However, I walked away feeling a little uneasy. This may be a personal preference. I am not saying the way […]

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The 3 Levels of Dynamic Preaching

Did you know that for musical arrangements, composers write more than just the notes to be played? They also write the strength with which each note should be performed. These markings are referred to as the “dynamics” of music.  A composer might write a pp, meaning pianissimo or “very soft,” or a ff, meaning fortissimo […]

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How the Curse of Knowledge Kills Communication

A Stanford University study in 1990 discovered a principle that deeply affects all of our communication. The psychology experiment, led by a grad student named Elizabeth Newton, assigned groups of two people to play a simple game. One person would be the tapper. The other would be the listener. The tapper was asked to pick a simple […]

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