Several years ago, I heard about a preacher that prepared for his sermon in a unique way. One Sunday he was to preach on the Bread of Life text (John 6). He thought of a powerful way to help the sermon stick with his congregation. He had prepared for several church members to bring their bread machines to church earlier in the morning. Forgive me for not knowing how long bread takes to bake, but…..
My sermon notes tend to be pretty simple. Usually, I write 1-3 words to represent a train of thought or an illustration. Most of the sermon notes that I use are no longer than 1 page, sometimes significantly less than 1 page.
Most sermons include a recap of the biblical text I am using. That is, I retell the story. That’s important because I have found that a lot of people are not familiar with stories we are sharing.
When it comes to the part of the sermon, in my notes, I write the same words each time: TELL THE STORY.
And those 3 words give me a chance to relive and connect to the Bible every week. See if you can see what I mean. This week’s sermon was entitled My Strength, My Might, My Salvation.
There’s a simple reason you, Mr. Husband, should be making your bed everyday. Depending on the number of throw pillows you’ve acquired, making the bed takes approximately 1.5 minutes. Yes, I’ve timed it. Now, I’m not suggesting a simple gesture of your willingness to pull your weight around the house. If you want to do that, take care of the dishes or run the vacuum (without being asked!). No, I have something much more meaningful in mind……
I’m hoping to do a better job of preparing these weekly sermon previews. I have created a template that includes the music and title slide. So, that means for each week’s video all I need to do is: Write a script. The videos are intended to be just over a minute long. The script shouldn’t be too difficult. Insert the video file within the template. Upload to YouTube Share through email and social media My…..