Easter is early again this year, and we’re excited about it! As we approach the day, we want to help you and your church community feel the anticipation to make this season extra meaningful. Here are five ways to building anticipation for this pivotal Sunday. Set the Stage for Easter Easter doesn’t have to be a…

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Growing up, the idea of a female preaching on a Sunday morning was unheard of. I recognize that it’s still somewhat controversial in some churches, but let me be clear about one thing… I didn’t want, ask for, or look for the opportunity. It looked for me. I was 57 years old when my church…

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  Let’s talk about what it means to preach a sermon. To do that, I’ve perused the preaching planet and see how some heavy hitters define “Preach” and “Sermon.” Preach Definition According to Tim Keller, “To preach is to expose people to the Bible in its clearest and most vivid form.” According to Louie Giglio,…

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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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Lebron James. Do you ever wish you had his yearly salary? How about for just one day? Yeah, me too. I’d also take his athletic ability, strength, speed, and headband collection. But enough about that. The truth is, preaching like Lebron plays basketball would be a good thing, right? Sure. I mean, he’s one of…

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Being a preacher is easy… As long as you don’t want to get any better. If you want to improve, you have to pull back the curtain and walk into this terrifying arena called FEEDBACK. Before you have a nervous breakdown, take a deep breath and relax. This doesn’t have to be like dental surgery. Think…

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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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