5 Tips for Christmas Sermons That Bring Guests Back

By | December 6th, 2016|

Are you ready for your Christmas sermon? As you are well aware, Christmas Eve services are one of the highest attendance days of the year for most churches. It's the big event, the big night. Hundreds—maybe even thousands—of people will trust their valuable time to your church. But the week after, will your guests come [...]

5 Things Great Preachers Do To Gain An Advantage

By | November 14th, 2016|

We look at the preaching giants of history in awe and wonder. How did they do it? They speak with golden tongues, dispensing endless pearls of wisdom. It’s almost like they could do no wrong—like they could fart on stage and three people would give their lives to Christ! Why can’t we preach like that? [...]

7 Preaching Lessons from Martin Luther

By | October 31st, 2016|

Martin Luther was a preaching machine. Luther preached around 4,000 sermons in his life (2,300 have been preserved). On average, he preached 120 sermons per year. That’s a sermon every three days.1 And we think preaching every seven days is hard! Luther never used a manuscript. Although he studied well in preparation, he preached extemporaneously [...]

Available Now: the Preaching Nuts & Bolts Audiobook!

By | October 24th, 2016|

If you are an audiobook lover, I have great news! I have been working hard on the audiobook for my bestselling book, Preaching Nuts & Bolts: Conquer Sermon Prep, Save Time, and Write Better Messages. I am happy to announce that it is available now! Listen to The First Chapter:   You can get [...]

How Much Time Should Pastors Spend on Sermon Prep?

By | October 11th, 2016|

How much time should a pastor spend each week preparing their sermon? I have heard seminary professors say that you should spend an hour for every minute you preach. But by that logic, a 30-minute sermon would require 30 hours! So how much time should you spend on sermon prep? The short answer is: there's [...]

The Best Microphone for Preaching

By | September 12th, 2016|

What is the best microphone for preaching? I once preached a sermon that I thought was one of my best yet. But then I watched the recording. I was horrified! My mic popped and hissed throughout the entire message. It was distracting and embarrassing. Has this ever happened to you? A great sermon can be [...]