How to Write a Sermon – Seven Steps to a Memorable Message (Step 3)

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Brandon Hilgemann Brandon@propreacher.com http://www.propreacher.com Used by Permission Now on to… Step 3: Build the Frame When you are building a house, one of the most exciting days is the day the wooden frame is put up. When my wife and I built our first house, for the first two months all of the work was done at ground level or …

Top Ten Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests

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Thom Rainer http://www.pastors.com Used by Permission If you attend a church regularly, you’ve probably noticed the phenomenon. A guest shows up for a worship service, but he or she never returns. It is, unfortunately, a common issue in many churches. I did a Twitter poll to ask these first-time guests why they chose not to return to a particular church. …

Five Reasons Why Leaders Quit

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Perry Noble http://www.preaching.com Used by Permission Every church leader I’ve chatted with has done serious battle with discouragement, says Perry Noble. #1 – Burnout I once heard someone say, “I would rather burn out than rust out.” Uh… BOTH are bad because NEITHER of them finish well. Too many people in the ministry work themselves into a frenzy, never take …

How to Write a Sermon – Seven Steps to a Memorable Message (Step 2)

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Brandon Hilgemann Brandon@propreacher.com http://www.propreacher.com Used by Permission Only after praying can we move on to Step 2. How to Write a Sermon – Step 2: Lay the Foundation. The second step to writing a sermon is to lay the foundation. The foundation of a house is crucial. A good foundation over time will support the house. A bad foundation over …

Bits ‘N Bytes February 2015

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Three Family Members (Dr. Jimmy DeYoung) Paul divided humankind into three members of the “human family.” They are Gentiles, Jews, and Christians. Every person on earth is one of these family members. Gentiles – For the first 2,000 years of human history, from Genesis 1-12, there were only Gentiles on the earth. Jews – When God brought Abraham to the …

Preachers: Give People an Opportunity to Respond to God

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Ronnie Floyd http://www.pastors.com Used by Permission When we preach the Bible, we are leading people to encounter God and respond to Him personally. As we work our way through the specific text we are preaching, we are leading them to encounter the God who wrote this Bible. My Personal Testimony I believe when a preacher of God’s Word unpacks the …

How to Write a Sermon – Seven Steps to a Memorable Message (Step 1)

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Brandon Higlemann Brandon@propreacher.com http://www.propreacher.com Used by Permission Writing a sermon is a lot like building a house. Years ago my wife and I had the opportunity to have our very first home built. We had it built in a new housing development. We got to pick the floor plan, paint colors, options in the design, the tile, the lot it …