Sometimes A Preacher Gotta Punt

A while ago I was listening to a football coach.

He said, “To have to Punt is not a mistake. Throwing an interception to keep from punting is a mistake.”

If you know football…

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Something To Say

Preacher, Have Something to Say

Somebody said,

“There are two kinds of preachers–those who have to say something and those who have something to say!”

Hmmm….

Do you have something to say?

If you don’t…

Then you will fall into the trap of “Saying something.”

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Don’t Ignore Doctrine

Why don’t you ever talk about Bible Prophecy?

Why don’t you ever talk about Unique Denominational Doctrines?

Why don’t you ever talk about maintenance of the denominational structure?

Is it because I don’t think they should ever be in the sermon?

Nope…

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Effective Manuscript Use

OK…Let’s talk about manuscripts.

Someone sent in a question asking whether it is best to preach with or without notes.

I’m not going to answer that question…Instead I am going to make a couple important statements.

First…You must have eye contact with your people.

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Called to Preach. Act Like it.

Act Like You Been Called

Today let’s talk about acting like you been called.

Have You Been called?

Yep…

You know you been called.

Uh Huh…

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Preaching Like Cam Newton Plays

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What Cam Newton Can Teach You Bout Preaching

Colossians 2:16 says – “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

God has made a show out of openly triumphing over principalities and powers.

I was watching the Tennessee Titans. They were playing the Carolina Panthers.

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Turning A Watch Into A Warning

God will Turn a watch into a Warning

God shows up every time 2 or 3 are gathered in God’s name. (Matthew 18:20)

But, every once in a while…

God Sho-nuff shows up…

Yall know what I’m talking about…

When the power of God is so thick that even those who ain’t heard from God in years say, “Surely the Lord was in this place.”

There is just something bout the way the choir sang that song…

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Who Do Preachers Vote For?

An election polling place station during a United States election.

Preachers are involved in the political process, so why do you spend so little time talking bout it? Who do you think we should vote for as Christians?

Someone asked that…

OK…buckle up your seat belts…

Some of yall might unsubscribe after I tell you this, but God’s candidate is…

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Preaching To Grandma and Dem

Preaching to Grandma and Dem

I am working on a lecture entitled, “Preaching to Grandma and Dem.” I have kicked the idea around for a bit. You have even read some of the material in these emails over the last few months.

I even presented the basics of the material in a presentation a few weeks ago.

You see the key to preaching that connects to the people is to preach to real people.

How do you “preach to real people?”

By asking questions…

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Guarantee Sermonic Improvement

Are You Ready

Preaching is something that gets better with experience.

But…

What do you do when you aren’t preaching every week?

How do you get better?

Good question.

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