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Use an Anchor Illustration: One Will Do
In traditional homiletics courses, you learn that using illustrations is an important communication tool.And it is.However, it is possible to overdo illustrations to the point they overshadow the main point of the message.While our preaching template...
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To Outline a Complete Sermon in Under an Hour, You Must Do This
With the PPGR Preaching System, you can craft a complete sermon outline in less than an hour.But there is a qualification.You must remove all distractions.Treat them like mosquitoes at a picnic or a fly in the kitchen.They must not be permitted to ex...
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Prep It Early & Let It Simmer: Why to Complete Your Sunday Sermon by Wednesday
In this post, I want to share the benefit of prepping your Sunday message as early in the week as possible.The caveat of the “or” is there’s not a "one size fits all" when it comes to the best day to prep your Sunday sermon.But I do think there are s...
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Talk Like TED: Because Simple is Better Than Complex
Preachers are notorious for making the simple complex. Let’s reverse the narrative.Preachers can learn a lot about making the complex simple by learning how to talk like TED. More on him in a second.We can summarize our points this way:First, simple ...
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Try Using Sermonic "Movements" vs Traditional "Main Points" and Your Listeners Just Might Stop Looking at the Clock
Preaching with main points is not wrong.BUT when we observe the preaching in Scripture, we do not find anyone outlining their messages with main points.What we do see is movement.That’s why I want you to consider moving from a main point mi...
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Leave the Light On and the Door Open
"The church must recapture its identity as the only organization in the world that exists for the sake of its non-members."So wrote Harvie Conn in his book, Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace.What if we recaptured that identity?What would ...
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