What if you could quickly shrink the gap between you and your audience? What if you could connect with them in a way that pulled them in to your entire sermon? The FIRST FIVE MINUTES of your sermon is one of the things we focus on in Preaching Rocket, a revolutionary, step-by-step system designed to…

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Pastors and communicators, One tool to put in your pocket as you prepare to speak…. Stories. “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ? Philip Pullman  “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”—Rudyard Kipling Stories are memorable. Stories engage emotion.…

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In church, we often make the mistake of telling people the truth without communicating it through a real-life story or example that could impact a person’s life. Telling someone God can change their life is never as powerful as showing them a changed life. One of the best ways to do that? A story. Think…

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If you’ve preached for longer than six months, you probably already have one of these… a sermon blooper. A misspoken phrase… A slip of the tongue… And you say something that you absolutely didn’t mean to say. Luckily, no one caught in on video. Or, if they did, you promised to do three months of pastoral…

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Pastors, you face a unique challenge when it comes to shepherding a church. There’s not enough time in the day.   You’re thinking, Tell me something I don’t already know. Between leading an organization (yes, your church is an organization), shepherding a group of people with their unique struggles and needs, preparing a weekly sermon,…

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One of the things we talk about in Preaching Rocket is how to create a preaching calendar.  A preaching calendar is important for a couple of reasons… 1. It ensures a balanced diet. 2. It gives guest speakers plenty of prep time. 3. It gives your staff and creative team plenty of prep time. And,…

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If we could give you one tool to put in your pocket as you prepare your next sermon, it would come down to one word….stories. Here are seven interesting stories to save in your files, along with a quick thought on how you could leverage the story in a message. A Texas police officer writes…

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Do you ever wonder if people actually remember your sermons? Do you think anyone in your congregation could repeat the main point of last Sunday’s sermon if someone asked them about it today? At the end of the day, preaching is an attempt to arm people with Biblical principles they can live by. One way to…

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Do your ever struggle to get your congregation’s attention right out of the gate? Do you ever find it difficult to keep them engaged throughout your sermon? Do you ever wonder if you did a good job of driving home your point? If so, here are 7 preaching tips you can learn from Andy Stanley’s sermon…

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