A Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday

Preaching books are a dime a dozen. Its really hard to find a preaching book that either says something unique or says something important in a unique way. So I don’t have much confidence in preaching books – especially books that give you X number of ways to be a better preacher or books thatContinue reading “A Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday”

NIV Application Commentaries on Sale for Just $4.99

The entire NIV Application Commentary series is on sale at $4.99 per volume! When preaching, after I turn to exegetical commentaries, I like to turn to commentaries that blend exegesis with clear application. Recently I have been using the “Story of God” commentary series edited by Scot McKnight, but one classic series that fits thisContinue reading “NIV Application Commentaries on Sale for Just $4.99”

New Creation and the Glory of God

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. -Habakkuk 2:14 This is God’s intention for his creation. The earth was created to be, a place that displays all of God’s glory. This verse expresses the culmination of all of history. “Heaven” isn’tContinue reading “New Creation and the Glory of God”

Heaven and New Creation

So on Wednesday of this week I was asked by our High School pastor if I have ever preached on heaven. I thought about it for less then 1/10th of a second and said “No I have not. Why?” He let me know that they were wrapping up a series on Revelation and they unexpectedlyContinue reading “Heaven and New Creation”

Single or In a Relationship?

So over at at Soma we are in the middle of a sermon series titled “Relationship Status: Its Complicated.” As the title implies its a series on relationships. I’m up this week, after Brandon did a great job talking about Christ centered friendships its my turn to bring the word on singleness. There is anContinue reading “Single or In a Relationship?”

Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 3)

Hey fellow preachers and teachers. For a third time I thought it would be cool to let you in on how I organize my thoughts in preparing a sermon. I usually pray, approach the text, pray more, read again, pray, outline main ideas, form a rough outline, pray, then write out the sermon verbatim. IContinue reading “Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 3)”

Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 2)

Hey fellow preachers and teachers. Once again I thought it would be cool to let you in on how I organize my thoughts in preparing a sermon. I usually pray, approach the text, pray more, read again, pray, outline main ideas, form a rough outline, pray, then write out the sermon verbatim. I want toContinue reading “Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 2)”

Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 1)

Hey fellow preachers and teachers. I thought it would be cool to let you in on how I organize my thoughts in preparing a sermon. I usually pray, approach the text, pray more, read again, pray, outline main ideas, form a rough outline, pray, then write out the sermon verbatim. I want to share withContinue reading “Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 1)”