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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 for sermon illustrations

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

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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preaching without notes

7 Benefits of Preaching Without Notes

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 […]

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things to do after preaching

4 Things To Do After Preaching

Walking into the church parking lot on Sunday afternoon, my mind is swirling with everything that just happened – people I talked to, thoughts about my preaching, phone calls I need to make. If I’m not careful, I can feel overwhelmed and exhausted. As a lead/teaching pastor, I’ve developed an important routine that helps me […]

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