Preachers, personalities and what often drives our assessment of a good sermon

Have you ever noticed that people often find good preachers where they happen to like people? If someone doesn’t particularly like somebody – whether for

The process of preparing a sermon

When I prepare most sermons, I try to block out around two days or c.16 hours to get them done. Often, I don’t use up

You’ve got to apply to the people in front of you

I have said, many times, that the heart of many a boring sermon lies in an inability to make what we are reading applicable to

Pointed application and avoiding disjointed sermons

Yesterday, I wrote about the problem of disjointed sermons. I suggested you don’t always have to find a ‘big idea’ because there isn’t always one

The source of disjointed sermons

Time was when preachers would stand up on Sunday morning, announce ‘my text for today is…’ and proceed to preach from a single, or maybe

Four encouragements when the pastor is sick

The other week, Ι was sick. I woke up Sunday morning, having not been A-1 the night before, and felt even worse. What is one

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