If you battle the weekly grind of sermon prep, this book is for you!
Preaching is hard work.
When I first felt called to ministry, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had never preached a sermon in my life. I never had a mentor walk me through the process. In fact, I was scared to death of public speaking.
So I argued with God. I begged Him to let me do anything but preach. The thought of having to preach in front of a crowd every single week terrified me. But God didn’t relent.
I went to a Bible college. I thought, “Surely, Bible college will teach me how to preach!” I applied myself. I graduated with honors with a ministry degree. But sadly, I was only forced to preach two times in the entire four years I was there. Since I was scared, I didn’t go out of my way to seek preaching opportunities like I should have.
Suddenly, I found myself in my first job as a youth pastor. I immediately had to preach at least once a week. PANIC!
Bible college did not prepare me for this. What should I do? My first attempts at sermons (if you could even call it that) were horrendous. I stood in front of my notes, shaking while reading the message word for word.
This is not what I got into ministry to do! I needed to get better.
So I hit the books. I read every book on preaching I could get my hands on. The books were alright but mostly theoretical. So I asked a lot of pastors a lot of questions and started listening to as many good preachers as I could find. Finally, I started getting some practical advice.
Slowly, I began to get better with each message.
This little book is the kind of resource I wish I had way back when I felt the call to ministry. There were good books on preaching, but most lacked the practical tips I needed. I knew why I preached and what to preach. What I didn’t know was how to preach.
I needed short, practical tips to get me started in the right direction.
Writing a sermon is not as complicated as it may seem. My hope is that this book will save you from the same panic attacks I had.
However, if you are a well-seasoned preacher, don’t think this book isn’t for you. It never hurts to get back to the basics and maybe learn a new trick or two.
Preaching Nuts & Bolts: Conquer Sermon Prep, Save Time, and Write Better Messages is a practical guide to getting better at the art of sermon preparation.
This 116-page book is a quick read, jam-packed with practical advice from some of my best articles, plus additional content you won’t find anywhere else.
You Will Learn:
- How to master the art of sermon preparation from the ground up.
- How to save time writing messages.
- How to have your sermons written weeks or even months in advance
- What it takes to be a successful preacher.
- How to build a sermon illustration database of nothing but the best sermon illustrations
- And more…
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