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…..
Technology is helping to remove our excuses. Have you ever thought, “I’d like to help that guy, but there’s no way I can….” I appreciate the intent of the video. The creator says (at the end of the video) the hope is that Amazon would see it and” realize their potential to enable giving.” That’s what I want churches (the people in them) to realize, too. ++If you’re reading by email or news reader, click…..