I’m Opening My Sermon Illustration Vault

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:35+00:00 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 You then spend the next few hours reading through a bunch of outdated websites trying [...]

How to Write A Sermon – 7 Steps to A Memorable Message (Step 4)

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:40+00:00 October 11th, 2013|

Writing a sermon is similar to building a house. There are 7  stages the construction of a message must go through before it is finished. We have already covered the first three steps in previous posts: Step 1: Pray – Connect to the power source. Step 2: Study Scripture – Lay the foundation. Step 3: Big Idea [...]

Writing, Transcribing and Archiving Your Sermons

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:47+00:00 March 25th, 2013|

This is part 3 of the Increase Your Sermon’s Lifespan series. In the last post for this series I discussed how to record your sermon. Recording your sermon is the most important thing you can do to extend its life. However, if recording your sermon (video and audio) is the most important thing, having digital text [...]

5 Awesome Ways Evernote Makes A Pastor’s Life Easier

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:48+00:00 March 4th, 2013|

Photo Credit: Joe Ross cc Evernote is my digital brain. It is by far the app I use most, because it has made my life as a pastor so much easier! Here are just 5 of the ways Evernote has simplified my life and boosted my productivity: 1.Paperless Office My [...]

The Secret to Getting Ahead on Sermon Preparation

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:53+00:00 January 8th, 2013|

Pastors, do any of the following describe you? You are constantly worried about what you are going to preach next. You often find yourself pulling out a Saturday night special (finishing your sermon just before you preach it). Nobody in your church knows what you are preaching about next (staff included). You often feel overwhelmed, [...]

The Best iPhone Apps for Pastors 1

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:55+00:00 November 21st, 2012|

An updated version of this list containing new apps that combines both part 1 & 2, can be found here. I love my iPhone. I tell her all the time. Unfortunately, she doesn’t love me back. If you have an iPhone and you are a pastor like me, you are probably always looking for the [...]