Volume 8, Number 6
A Sacristy Prayer
Do you pause before a framed sacristy prayer? I’ve often whispered “God, give me the words you want me to say. Keep me from speaking ideas that would harm your people.” Perhaps the prayer the Lord of the Church has heard most often – no matter the century, continent or language – has been simply “God have mercy on me, a sinner.”
It’s All in How You Tell It: Preaching First Person Expository Messages by Haddon & Torrey Robinson,
Now that You Mention It
A few language little things. Are you communicating clearly?
A Novelist Listens to Preachers
In the sixth chapter of Barchester Towers by the nineteenth century British novelist Anthony Trollope, the author allowed himself three longish paragraphs about the preaching he himself had heard:
Whether it was pastors or church secretaries who got tired of typing out its eleven letters, the truth seems to be that some of us got tired of “evangelical.”
The Vernacular of Our Age Is?
What are some implications for us preachers if it’s true that people are absorbing their information via images, as opposed to Greek-style propositions and bullets?
You Can Print That
Quotes from a variety of sources including Siegbert Becker and E.B. White.
Top 4 Sermon Ideas
Sermon ideas provided by Pastor Bob Hellmann.