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

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:40+00:00 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 Preach a Bad Sermon

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:44+00:00 September 5th, 2013|

Good preaching is overrated. There is a ton of advice out there on how to preach a good sermon. But what if you want to preach a bad sermon? Well, don’t worry. If you want to be a bad preacher, if you want to slack off on one of the most important duties as a [...]

Why I’m a Closet Preacher and You Should Be Too

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:45+00:00 August 6th, 2013|

I am a closet preacher. By that I mean that I literally practice preaching in a closet. My wife makes fun of me. As newlyweds, we lived in the smallest one bedroom apartment imaginable. It was old, falling apart, and had the ugliest blue carpet you have ever seen. This carpet was so worn that it [...]

I Preached a Bad Sermon This Week.

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

Have you ever preached a bad sermon? I preached a bad sermon this week. Photo Credit: Richard Masoner cc It didn’t connect like I thought it would. The joke I thought was funny in my head, wasn’t funny when I said it out loud. My thoughts were scattered. I didn’t [...]

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Preacher

By | 2017-01-04T00:15:48+00:00 February 28th, 2013|

Photo Credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier cc PREACH the Bible. PREACH it again. PREACH it again after that. PREACH when people like it. PREACH when people don’t. PREACH when they listen. PREACH when they don’t. PREACH when you are energized. PREACH when you are tired. Don’t stop PREACHING. […]