Holy Week will soon be upon us and churches will gear up for the big crowd and look forward to setting a higher attendance record than Easter ’11. With all of the preparations, I find myself wondering if Easter really is the most important Sunday of the year. I’m deeply challenged to present the Gospel […]Read more "The Most Powerful Sermon"
Today, as I sit in my office, I find myself slowly dying. My message (sermon) is done for Sunday, in fact, I’ve already studied too much for it. I’m too prepared, and that only makes my current condition all the worse. I’ve been preaching for a long time now, but the truth is the preparation […]Read more "Dying to Preach"
In the last post, we took a look at the team sermon preparation approach. There are a number of benefits to this approach that we’ve developed over the years at VALLEY Christian Church: 1. It creates opportunity for training and equipping staff/pastors in the behind the scenes process of sermon preparation. 2. It draws on […]Read more "Two (or Six) Are Better Than One -2"
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work” Ecclesiastes 4:9 For a few years now, I’ve been using a great routine when it comes to sermon/message preparation. Here’s what it looks like: 1) I put together a message plan for the next 6-9 months (usually with the help of […]Read more "Two (or Six) Are Better Than One -1"