One of the important roles as a pastor and preacher is casting vision for the church. When there is no clear vision for WHY, there is confusion over WHAT. In fact, many organizations drift and decline because of this kind of ambiguity over vision. It’s why preaching vision-casting messages are vital. In this Whiteboard session,…

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Your ability to preach sermons people remember is heavily impacted by your ability to summarize your message in a short memorable statement. In this Whiteboard Session, pastor Jeff Henderson walks you step-by-step through the process of creating a memorable “sticky statement.” How To Preach A Sermon People Will Remember-Main   Presentation Slides DOWNLOAD SLIDES HERE

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  When I was a kid, one of the first impressionists I saw was a comedian named Rich Little. Rich did a spot-on impression of President Richard Nixon, and almost any big-time celebrity back in the day. The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson would have Rich on his show and Rich would actually do an…

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  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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 Two sermons. Both truthful, and biblical. Both helpful. But one is heard and the other is forgotten. One is engaging and the other is endured. One sticks, the other doesn’t.  We know that God’s Word doesn’t return void, and that the Holy Spirit is the One who enables someone to understand the truth of scripture.…

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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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As a pastor, or communicator, it’s easy to neglect the most important component of sermon and message preparation—your own heart. With family obligations, staff meetings, and other commitments competing for your time, you may find yourself trying to find something to say, without having something worth saying. How do you prevent this? Here are some…

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God gave the original Ten Commandments to Moses and the Nation of Israel from the top of Mount Sinai. These commandments aren’t in the Bible, and they weren’t written in stone. But breaking them could keep you from connecting with your congregation. Here are the Ten Commandments of Preaching. Thou shalt not preach stolen sermons.…

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As a preacher, I’m always looking for great sermon illustrations.  So I thought I would share a list of some of the top secret places I find sermon illustrations.  After all, there shouldn’t be trade secrets in the Kingdom of God. Here are seven go-to places for sermon illustrations. 1.  Your past.   You may…

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