3 steps to reading

This is a great idea! If you’re wondering how to get kids to read, it’s actually pretty simple. Have them watch adults who do. I don’t have to prove that. It’s been demonstrated forever. But here’s the more difficult question: How do you get adults to read? Parents expect their children to learn how to read the Bible, for example, but aren’t in the habit of reading it themselves. What I’ve learned is that the…..

Bread for this

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 Strength, My Might, My Salvation

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.

You were made free to worship. Are you?

Stay blessed…john