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What Does Your Podium Preach?

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 […]

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The Best Microphone for Preaching

What is the best microphone for preaching? I once preached a sermon that I thought was one of my best yet. But then I watched the recording. I was horrified! My mic popped and hissed throughout the entire message. It was distracting and embarrassing. Has this ever happened to you? A great sermon can be […]

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7 Safeguards for Humor in Preaching

7 Safeguards for Using Humor in Preaching

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 […]

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12 Christianese Words and Phrases We Need to Explain

Are you fluent in Christianese? Christianese is the insider language that church people speak which may sound confusing or odd to non-Christians. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, watch this video poking fun at the words Christians say.  VIDEO: Shoot Christians Say Can’t see the video? Click here. This video is […]

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The Bible – A Forgotten Source For Sermon Illustrations?

Great preachers are great story tellers. Jesus is the perfect example (literally). Sermon illustrations are important. They wrap heavenly ideas and in earthly examples. For this reason, I always collect good illustrations when I find them. Get some from my personal collection here. In fact, a good illustration is often the most memorable part of […]

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How to Preach Without Notes – 3 Simple Steps

How do you preach without notes? I wrote earlier about some of the benefits to preaching without notes. But, as some readers mentioned, the question remains: How does a person actually go about doing this? What are the steps, tips, and tricks to preach without notes? Here are the three things you absolutely must do to […]

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