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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I can’t help but wonder if you’ve ever been there… It’s Saturday, and you’re not completely sure if your message is as “installed” as it needs to be … Here’s a lesson from the home improvement world. Try uninstalling a dining room chandelier when you’re not exactly certain what you’re supposed to do with the…

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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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  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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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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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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With Easter just a couple days away, here are seven thoughts to keep in mind as you put the finishing touches on your Easter message and prepare your heart to celebrate Resurrection Sunday. 1.  Don’t preach too long.  Remember, you’re not the only thing on the agenda.  Lunch, brunch and time with family are on…

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