Preaching Styles: The Good, The Bad, and How to Find Yours
Preaching Styles: The Good, The Bad, and How to Find Yours

You can learn a lot from studying the styles of effective preachers and pulling from the best of what you learn.

Ultimately, your church doesn’t need you to preach like Matt Chandler, Mike Todd, DawnChere Wilkerson, Steven Furtick, or Andy Stanley. They need you to preach like YOU.

How do you figure out your preaching style?

It begins with considering what preaching styles are and why they exist.

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Average Sermon Lengths of 16 Well-Known Pastors
Average Sermon Lengths of 16 Well-Known Pastors

https://youtu.be/nfhnwKpT-JA “The internet is changing our brains!” “Humans have shorter attention spans than goldfish!” “Screen time harms children’s development!” Do these scary headlines sound familiar? We’re guessing they do. As the internet becomes increasingly more prevalent, many people have raised questions about how online media shapes our thoughts and behaviors. Don’t worry, we’re not about…

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How to Use All Five Senses When You Preach
How to Use All Five Senses When You Preach

You can’t find a better preaching model than Jesus. You’ve probably heard that before. It’s tempting to dismiss the statement as just noise. But it’s true. Take some time to read through the Gospels and look at Jesus, not just as the Son of God and the Savior of the world, but as Jesus, the…

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How to Pull Engaging Sermon Illustrations from Your Life
How to Pull Engaging Sermon Illustrations from Your Life

If you’re like most preachers, much of your sermons focus on abstract topics. You can’t be faithful to scripture without preaching on grace, hope, love, sacrifice, and redemption—all powerful, gospel-centered topics but all basically abstract. Presbyterian Pastor Clarence E. MacCartney once described sermons that camped out in these abstract concepts as “windowless,” as towers— “solid,…

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How to Write a Sermon in 7 Easy Steps
How to Write a Sermon in 7 Easy Steps

How to Write a Sermon: 7 Easy Steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcAkd0CYuKk One of the biggest frustrations we commonly see among pastors is their ability to shift their focus so quickly from one week to the next as they align their mind and heart towards a new message. Pastors want to be effective in their preaching and they…

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Free Sermon Outlines
Free Sermon Outlines

Whether you’re new to preaching or have been doing it for years, you have a God-given burden for the souls of your hearers. And, along with that, you have some niggling concerns about whether or not your church family is comprehending and practicing what you’re preaching.

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10 Best Apps For Pastors in 2020
10 Best Apps For Pastors in 2020

Looking for a way to organize your task list? A better way to communicate with your team?  Whether you’re writing a sermon, recording a video for the weekend, or looking to free up some time, this list is about to be your best friend. We’ve searched, scoured, and sourced the best and most effective apps…

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New & Updated Sermonary Features
New & Updated Sermonary Features

We’re constantly working on ways to make Sermonary better for you, and today we have some new and updated features that we’re excited to tell you about!   Share Your Sermon You now have two great options in your Share settings: 1. Send a podium view of your sermon by simply copying a URL and sending…

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Want to Unlock Scripture’s Narratives? Try Focusing on the Dialogue.
Want to Unlock Scripture’s Narratives? Try Focusing on the Dialogue.

Preachers should be eager to present biblical narratives, as they comprise about 40% of the pages of Scripture and are presented in a storytelling form that is universally interesting. They also have the appeal of being less direct—that is, less “preachy”—which appeals to many younger hearers. Narratives, though, are also hard to interpret. They do…

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Helping Your People Learn to Trust the Bible
Helping Your People Learn to Trust the Bible

This is a guest post Scott Magdalein, the founder of TrainedUp and a pastor in Jacksonville, Florida We all trust in things every day. We trust that a chair will hold us or that our car will start. We trust a spouse to wake us up from a nap on time or a friend to pick…

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