by Jeff Henderson How do you teach the Bible to people who don’t believe the Bible and may not be very interested in what the Bible has to say? You tell stories. Stories are powerful. It’s why we love to watch movies and TV, and read novels. When you teach propositional truth, you set me…

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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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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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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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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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Pastors are more than preachers. You’re counselors and leaders, sometimes accountants and cleaners. There is more than reading on the agenda. Yet the many duties of ministry often keep you from devoting time to your most important, or at least the most visible, element of your church…the weekly sermon. Too many times, urgent tasks that…

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This article is from Dr. Vanable Moody, who spoke during the Preach Better Sermons online event. Dr. Moody is the Senior Pastor of The Worship Center Christian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. I recently returned from teaching in Japan. For the past few years I have been traveling to Japan to share with Pastors and Christian…

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