Free Funeral Sermon

By | October 4th, 2016|

Preaching a funeral is one of the greatest responsibilities of being a pastor. In this time of grief, you must honor the deceased, comfort their family and friends, help people mourn, and ultimately share the good news of the hope we have in Jesus Christ for eternal life after death. When I was called upon [...]

Rethinking Church Graphics (Bonus: 9 Free Sermon Series Graphics)

By | July 7th, 2016|

[box]The following is a guest post from Dan Irmler, the founder of ProChurch. Dan is working to help churches with their graphics needs, and he gave me some awesome sermon series graphics to give you all for FREE![/box] Familiar Problems Hi! I’m Dan, the lead graphic designer at ProChurch.com. Over the last several years, I’ve [...]

I’m Opening My Sermon Illustration Vault

By | April 18th, 2016|

Your sermon is nearly finished, but it’s still missing that one thing—the perfect sermon illustration or story that will make it unforgettable. So, if you are like most pastors, you fire up the Google machine and search for “sermon illustrations.” You then spend the next few hours reading through a bunch of outdated websites trying [...]

Free Wedding Sermon

By | January 18th, 2016|

One of my greatest joys as a pastor is the honor of officiating weddings. Photo Credit: A. Strakey via Compfight cc I will never forget the first wedding I ever performed. I was clueless about what to say. I had no idea what a wedding should even look like. Thankfully, I had some [...]

FREE Online Preaching Conference – Preach Better Sermons 2014

By | April 24th, 2014|

Any time I find a free online conference that I think might benefit you I love to share it. And Preach Better Sermons 2014 is coming soon. The Rocket Company has done a great job at putting on this free online preaching conference over the last few years. I have been watching since the beginning. I [...]

How to Write A Sermon – 7 Steps to A Memorable Message (Step 5)

By | October 25th, 2013|

Writing a sermon is much like building a house. There are 7 stages a message must complete before it is finished. Let’s recap, the first four steps are: Step 1: Pray – Connect to the power source. Step 2: Scripture – Lay the foundation. Step 3: Big Idea – Build the frame. Step 4: Illustrations – Pick the [...]