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 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 Charles Stone on Jan 6, 2015
Good news! There are ways we can help people pay more attention to our sermons.
By R. Larry Moyer on Aug 1, 2015
How do you rate on the two critical skills every preacher needs?
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.
By Lane Sebring on Feb 18, 2015
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 Lane Sebring on May 16, 2015
Few public speakers can keep an audience's attention for an hour. Fewer should even try.
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 24, 2016
Families have long been the cornerstone of church congregations. Parents bring their children to church every Sunday. At a certain point, it becomes the children’s choice and responsibility to decide if they want to continue going to church every Sunday or not. That’s why it’s so important to show your children God’s grace and make Him a priority in their life from an early age.
By Michael Duduit on Dec 20, 2016
Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention.
By Ray Hollenbach on Mar 15, 2012
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' 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 Nov 24, 2015
Engaging the short attention span of teenagers (and even adults!) isn't easy.
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 Brandon Kelley on Aug 24, 2017
If you haven’t grasped this yet, your sermon introduction is vitally important. But what does it look like to knock the introduction out of the park? What are some things to avoid? What are some things to ensure are a part of it? Let’s dive into the 10 commandments of an effective sermon introduction!
By David Lose on May 20, 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?