How to Preach Topical Sermons

Leadership and Ministry

I know that there are some preachers that are very against topical sermons. It is expository or nothing. While I’m sympathetic to this, I don’t fully agree. I think there are times when a topical […]

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31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Invest in Your Preaching

Pastor

In smaller churches, pastors are equated with preachers. But even in larger churches, many pastors have preaching as one of their responsibilities, although perhaps not every week. After preaching for a number of years, it […]

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Preaching With Cultural Intelligence – Review

Preaching With Cultural Intelligence

As a pastor of a local church who preaches weekly, I’m always looking to improve my craft. This includes reading books on preaching. But how many ways can someone tell you to find the meaning […]

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Four Ways That I Structure Sermons

Sermons

One of my favourite activities as a pastor is the writing and preaching of sermons. I love finding the intersection between biblical truth and the real needs of my congregation. But what should a sermon […]

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5 Things I Do For Sermon Preparation

Leadership and Ministry

When I met with one of the faculty as I began my studies at McMaster Divinity College twenty years ago, I made it clear that I wanted to be a pastor but I didn’t want […]

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A Vision for Preaching

Preaching

Now that I am back in pastoral ministry, I am doing some more reading in the area of preaching. One of the books that came my way was A Vision for Preaching: Understanding the Heart […]

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How to Write a Sermon

Leadership and Ministry

Ideally a preacher will have had time to formally study preaching/homiletics in a Bible college or seminary before presenting their first sermon. That should include practice with feedback from the teacher and/or class. Mentoring by […]

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4 Things for a Preacher to Remember

Preacher

Pulpit ministry is both a tremendous privilege and responsibility. For many people in the congregation, it is their only interaction with the Bible. A pastor cannot take this lightly. It is not enough to just […]

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Rick Warren on How to Conclude a Sermon

Leadership and Ministry

Many preachers put their time into the body of their sermon. They may even put some time into a catchy introduction. But what about the conclusion? By the time you get to the conclusion, it […]

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