Advent Creep

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

What are your leaders doing?

A couple of months ago, I asked the question: what are your members doing? In it, I asked the question why larger churches needed ever

Theology breakfast: plan and purpose

As many regular readers will know, last year we launched our Theology Breakfasts. The setup is simple enough. On Sunday morning, before the church service,

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

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