A Better Way to Reach Your Goals This Year

By | January 4th, 2017|

It’s that time again where everyone is setting goals and making plans for the new year. As a pastor, my biggest frustration with setting goals is that I feel pressured to set result-oriented goals. I will grow the attendance by 10% by the end of the year. I will recruit ten new volunteers for the [...]

Preaching Quote #10 – J.H. Jowett

By | January 17th, 2014|

I love this quote from The Preacher: His Life and Work by J.H. Jowett "I have a conviction that no sermon is ready for preaching, not ready for writing out, until we can express its theme in a short, pregnant sentence as clear as a crystal. I find the getting of that sentence is the [...]

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

By | November 1st, 2013|

Writing a sermon is like building a house. There are 7 steps the construction of sermon goes through. We have already covered the first six steps: 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 carpet. Step [...]

How to Write A Sermon – 7 Steps to A Memorable Message (Step 6)

By | October 30th, 2013|

Sermon writing is similar to building a house. There are 7 stages that a sermon needs to go through from start to finish. Let’s recap. The first five 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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Write A Sermon – 7 Steps to A Memorable Message (Step 3)

By | October 8th, 2013|

Crafting a sermon is a lot like building a house. There are 7 different stages that the construction of a message must go through before it is completed. In previous posts we have discussed the first two steps: Step 1: Pray – Connect to the power source. Step 2: Study Scripture – Lay the foundation. Now on [...]