One of the best books I’ve read recently is Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull, the CEO of Pixar. While it’s certainly not a preaching book, I came across an idea that I recently leveraged in a sermon series at Gwinnett Church. It’s an idea called The Brain Trust.  As you know, Pixar has this amazing streak…

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Years ago, I worked as a marketing director for a theme park in Atlanta. Part of my job involved booking concerts for special events. The biggest “name” I ever booked was KC and the Sunshine Band. If you don’t remember these guys, you’re much younger than me. Whenever I couldn’t find an affordable original band, we…

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Great sermons and great stories share some common themes. They all have a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Other elements such as connection, tension, and resolution also factor in. That got me thinking. Any great sermon or message is going to be first and foremost founded in the scriptures and God-honoring. But great sermons…

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Tip #1: Less is More.  52 Sundays.   That’s a lot of preaching.  As a preacher, the question you have to ask yourself is, “How many sermons do I have in me this coming year?”  I think the answer is different for many of us.  I’ve often said I am beyond amazed at the people…

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Writer’s block is a familiar, dreaded place. It’s where the blinking cursor on the computer screen seems to be taunting and laughing. It’s the same thing with Sermon Block.  Sunday’s coming and nothing seems to be flowing from the mind to the page.  That’s one of the reasons we created Preaching Rocket.  Sermon Block is…

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One of the Preaching Rocket core values is: Stop Downloading Sermons and Preach You’re Own. The reason we’re passionate about this is because we know that God has given you a unique voice and life experiences to share with others.  We want every preacher we work with to find their own voice.  Here are five…

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