By Charles Stone on Oct 2, 2019
Good news! There are ways we can help people pay more attention to our sermons.
By Mark Moore on Sep 17, 2013
We pay attention to our well-crafted manuscripts and outlines. But, honestly, how many of us are paying attention to the voice of God while we are preaching?
By Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2020
Effective speakers realize the power of attention-grabbing hooks. What's in your toolbox?
By Dr. R. Larry Moyer on May 8, 2019
How do you rate on the two critical skills every preacher needs?
By Lane Sebring on Nov 7, 2019
Few public speakers can keep an audience's attention for an hour. Fewer should even try.
By Lane Sebring on Oct 26, 2019
The reason we have to work harder to gain and keep attention has to do with what competes for the attention of our people every time we preach.
By Michael Duduit on Dec 20, 2016
Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention.
By Ron Forseth on Oct 18, 2018
Even though no one pays attention to the pre-flight warnings, the message is crucial when things go wrong.
By Brandon Hilgemann on Aug 14, 2019
Engaging the short attention span of teenagers (and even adults!) isn't easy.
By David J. Lose on May 18, 2015
Few holidays present themselves as ripe for nostalgia as Pentecost. Weren't these the glory days of the church--spirit-filled preaching, attentive listening, 3,000 converted in a single day?
By Charles Stone on Nov 15, 2016
One of the most disconcerting feelings we pastors experience is when we prepare a sermon and pour our heart into it, yet feel that it didn’t make a difference in people’s lives.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2017
If you want to get people’s attention or have the room go silent, just announce that you’ve decided to go to seminary.
By Chris Foster on Oct 29, 2013
The average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to 5 minutes. If this is true, what does that mean for you as a communicator of the Gospel?
By Sermoncentral on May 12, 2020
Whether you’re looking back at Plato or Jesus, virtually every culture has had great communicators who realized the power of attention-grabbing hooks.
By Charles Stone on Jul 1, 2016
For many years scientists and philosophers have pondered why we need sleep besides to not be sleepy. Of course we all intuitively know how important sleep is to our bodies, relationships, and walk with God. But as neuroscientists are learning more about the brain, they are discovering many positive brain benefits from sleep. This list below includes some of those benefits.