Author name: Chris

Pastor of a small church in a small town.

Preaching Without Notes: Trusting in Preparation and the Holy Spirit

Preaching Without Notes: Trusting in Preparation and the Holy Spirit

Preaching is a divine calling, a sacred task entrusted to those who have dedicated their lives to sharing the Word of God. The pulpit is a place of profound responsibility, where preachers stand as messengers of the Almighty, conveying His truth and grace to the congregation. While many preachers rely on meticulously prepared notes or …

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The Very First Step to Preparing a Sermon

The Very First Step to Preparing a Sermon

The art of preaching is not just about delivering a message; it is a sacred responsibility that involves touching hearts, inspiring minds, and transforming lives. Every sermon is a unique opportunity to communicate the profound wisdom of the Gospel. In this article, we will explore the foundational step in sermon preparation: the significance of prayer …

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How to Prepare a Sermon: Selecting the Sermon Text

How to Prepare a Sermon: Selecting the Sermon Text

This article originally appeared on my blog, pastorhuff.org. I’ve rewritten it somewhat for this site. One of the first tasks in preparing a sermon is simply selecting the biblical text to preach from. While it seems like such a simple thing, it can often be a monumental task. The text will determine the message. Preaching from …

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How to Prepare a Sermon: Start with the Word

How to Prepare a Sermon: Start with the Word

I have a notebook in my Evernote account with topics that I’d like to incorporate into future sermons. Sometimes they’re one-liners, other times they’re fairly developed ideas. I also have a notebook of illustrations. Some are hilarious jokes that I can’t wait to use. Others are incredibly touching stories. I’ve even attached some of them to specific verses of …

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Write Everyday

Write Everyday

One of the best things you can do to improve your preaching is simply to write everyday. This post is a little different from other posts that I’ve been writing about sermon preparation. It’s less about the process of preparing a sermon, and more about just getting better at preparing sermons. I know that probably makes …

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