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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I loved seminary.  I really did. There is no substitute for on-the-job training and doing ministry in a real church, but there was no better way to learn the Bible.  Those Bible classes were great. Though I have a Masters of Divinity, there were a few things I didn’t learn about preaching in seminary.  It…

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