Sermon block. We’ve all faced it. Sunday is coming, you’ve got a topic, but the talking points just won’t come together. While there is no one-size-fits-all fix, we’ve got three suggestions to help you when the sermon just isn’t coming together. Go to the Movies This might sound like embracing procrastination at first, but bear…

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This blog is a little different. It’s an interview with Tony Nolan, a gifted evangelist. Since we’re talking about how to conduct an effective invitation and call people to response, we wanted you to hear from Tony. So rather than a traditional post, you’re going to read Tony’s thoughts. Before we dive in, take a minute…

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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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  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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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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Before there were books, movies and YouTube videos, there were stories.  Passed down from generation to generation, stories told us where we came from and who we are. If you want your congregation to remember the concepts you’re preaching, tell a story.  If you want your congregation to apply the Biblical principles you’re teaching, tell…

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