It’s obvious that in the New Testament there were long sermons. Paul preached so long in Acts 20 that Eutychus fell asleep and tumbled out of a window! Our Lord taught all day and into the evening so that people were hungry by the end of it. There are no hard and fast rules on… Continue reading How long is too long?
My wife and eldest daughter have been reading Anne of Green Gables and my ears pricked up at the devastating description of Anne’s first visit to church. It’s brilliantly written but slightly too near the knuckle …………… “I went into the church with a load of other little girls, and I sat in the corner… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables goes to Church
I’m preaching through Romans and trying to preach it in more detail than I have previously. I think it would be a great thing if we could kill off the phrase in sermons we’re ‘going to look at this passage from 10,000 feet’. In preparation for the series I found this paragraph from Leon… Continue reading Romans is about God
For those of us who preach and teach, one of the most helpful things I have learned is that people pick up what we’re excited about. And it’s not necessarily what we think we’re preaching and teaching. If someone sits under your ministry for a sustained period of weeks and months they will be able to… Continue reading What do people pick up from your ministry? or It ain’t what you preach it’s the way that you preach it
Last week before the Catalyst conference we gathered our “under care” men together to talk about preaching. 2 of them preached in the morning and we gave feedback and then in the afternoon Geoff Thomas gave 5 Provocative Points on Preaching 1. Treasure the Pulpit He talked about the value of a physical pulpit,… Continue reading 5 Provocative Points on Preaching – Geoff Thomas
I wrote some initial random thoughts here. Again, let me say, these are just some perspectives on where we’re at. I don’t want to be an armchair critic and I love the men I get to hear preaching in my own congregation and am grateful for other preachers that I hear. Please don’t think I’m… Continue reading Some Random Thoughts on Preaching (2)
These are going to be some random thoughts on preaching. Please don’t think I’m holding myself out to be an expert or a model; these are things I struggle with and am trying to think through. A friend of mine, who does church planter assessment, told me that when they ask aspiring church planters to… Continue reading Some Random Thoughts on Preaching (1)