Hurray, You Prepared a Message… But How’s the Messenger?

By | January 31st, 2014|

"A prepared messenger is more important than a prepared message." – Robert Munger This preaching quote hits home. How many times have I worked my tail off to prepare a message, but failed to prepare myself? Before we ever prepare our sermons, we need to look in the mirror and make sure we are prepared [...]

Would Jesus Have Been Crucified If He Preached Like Pastors Today?

By | January 23rd, 2014|

Ouch! This quote hurts. "If Jesus preached the same message ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified." –Leonard Ravenhill Do you agree? This is certainly not true for every pastor. However, I'm afraid this may be true with a lot of the self-help, prosperity preaching today. If Jesus never said anything controversial, if [...]

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 [...]

[Book Review] Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis

By | January 13th, 2014|

I recently finished reading Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis. Ken Davis is a phenomenal speaker. And if you haven’t seen his part comedy, part motivational speech Fully Alive, you are missing out. It is one of the best works of Christian comedy I have ever seen. I don’t say this lightly. Ken is seriously [...]

Preaching Quote #9 – Francis de Sales

By | September 10th, 2013|

  The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not "What a lovely sermon," but, "I will do something!" – Francis de Sales The goal of preaching is not to impress people with your lovely sermons. Preach with the sole purpose of motivating people to get out of their seats and [...]