One of our favorite topics to discuss on this blog is sermon prep. There are so many different strategies and tips you can implement if you want to improve your sermon preparation process. If you want to learn more about that, I would encourage you to check out our previous blog posts. But for today, I want to talk about five things you should do the night before you preach to make sure you’re ready to deliver your sermon the next day.
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In a previous blog post, we talked about how important it is to balance spiritual and Scriptural depth along with application in your sermons. Too much of one without the other can leave your congregation wanting more, and that’s the last thing we as pastors want our members to experience when they walk away from one of our sermons.
There are many different styles of preaching and delivering messages to a congregation. If you’ve been in ministry for any amount of time, or even if you’ve just attended church for a while, you know how pastors can vary in the way they present information.
Preaching to teenagers can be intimidating. There’s no question about it. It’s not an easy task to take on, but it’s one that’s absolutely worth the investment. The statistics are sad and shocking about how many students choose not to return to church after they turn 18. This should give us an even higher sense of urgency and motivation to reach the teenagers in our congregations. So, as you’re preparing messages with teenagers in the audience, consider these few tips.
Your family is a gift from God, but I don’t have to tell you that. I’m sure you’re aware of the wonderful blessing that your family is to you, and I’m sure you talk about your family often. When something is important to you, it will naturally come up in conversation. As a pastor, you might find yourself talking about your family as you preach but be cautious when you do.
Are you struggling to come up with your next sermon series? Are you needing some inspiration when it comes to preaching on a specific topic or during a specific time of year? Well, we want to help.
Have you ever been to a church, or maybe watched a pastor preach on TV or online, and wondered, “How is preaching this entire sermon without any notes?” It can seem like a very daunting task, but at the same time, preaching without notes is not impossible. It just takes some creativity, resourcefulness, and preparation.
One of the best things about pastoring is the privilege of preaching God’s Word, and when God is moving and you feel close to Him and inspired, there is perhaps nothing more humbling and satisfying than preaching. But what about those times when you are not feeling close to God? What do you do when the week has been incredibly long, and you feel like you’ve given all the ministry you can give? The truth is you still must preach at the end of the longest week, and you still must be ready to minister to the congregation.