People outside of the church are often surprised at how long it takes to write a sermon. My pastor friends are surprised at how short of a time I spend writing a sermon. I heard a quote from Jerry Seinfeld this week that nailed it for me. It takes all of the time.
Last weekend I taught 3 times at a Jr. high – Sr. High retreat. there were 5 nazarene churches, so there were about 50 kids and 50 leaders. It was a very good time. I‚Äôm learning that I don‚Äôt have to have a big finish when I teach. The big finish, the big closing statement, […]
When you preach, do not teach interesting things. Do not preach great information to help people’s lives be better/happier/fuller/richer/stable or anything! PREACH as if you are speaking of LIFE and DEATH. Preach as if your message MUST be heard and lived out or they’ll die. We have had enough good speaches to improve our quality […]