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The Most Powerful Sermon Outlines … Aren’t Sermon Outlines
April 12, 2017 0

We preachers often find ourselves in the midst of a quest for sermon outlines.  Many of us think if we can just find the right outline, the right scaffolding from which to build the rest of the message, then everything else will fall in place. In fact, as Easter approaches, I remember one resurrection sermon Read the full article…

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five (Or Six) Favorite Books On Preaching
April 11, 2017 0

Well, with Easter Sunday approaching, preaching is on the minds of a lot of us, well, preachers. And through my years in seminary and then full time ministry, a number of books have shaped my understanding of what it means to preach.  Namely: what is the purpose of a sermon and how do you design Read the full article…

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Finished Business, Week 4 — The “It Is Finished” Sermon Rewind
April 10, 2017 0

This message required a bit of biblical dexterity. Because when Jesus says in John 19:30 “It is finished,” what is completed has its origins in Leviticus 16 (see in sermon below). HOWEVER, during the 10:00 worship service on Sunday, I had neglected to place my marker in Leviticus 16.  I scrambled to find it just Read the full article…

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Guest Devotion Written By Paul Leeland
April 7, 2017 0

Each morning during Finished Business, the people of Good Shepherd have opened their email inboxes and discovered a daily Scripture, Reflection, and Prayer delivered to them. The written material comes from the our Finished Business Devotion Guides, still available free of charge from our church office.  Each day features a different author who is connected Read the full article…

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When A Bible-Based Sermon Isn’t Biblical
April 6, 2017 0

It is quite possible to preach a sermon that appears to be from the bible … but is not at all biblical. How do you do that? By taking interesting, provocative, preachable verses, yanking them out of their immediate surroundings in the text, and preaching them as if they were stand-alone statements rather than parts of a Read the full article…

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