By James Scott on Jul 24, 2012
"One of the greatest weaknesses we see from leadership in the church is not understanding the audience the leader is speaking to," says James Scott.
By Mark Driscoll on Sep 29, 2012
Pastor Mark Driscoll believes knowing the culture is an essential part of preaching.
By Mark Gomez on Sep 23, 2020
Pastor Mark Gomez shares the way he sees his audience: "Suddenly, there is a much broader audience than we first believed."
By Mike Miller on Nov 20, 2013
Good preachers must develop the extra skill of "congregational exegesis."
By Joe Mckeever on May 19, 2021
You know the saying, "Let go, and let God." That's a fine idea ... and sometimes not.
By Peter Mead on Sep 30, 2017
It is important to discern when an exhortation needs to be given, and when the listener is already aware of their need for growth and working hard by faith to become more like Christ.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 18, 2017
When a pastor stands to preach, he never knows who is listening to him. And if his sermon is recorded or broadcast, he has no clue who will be hearing his words. He will do well to make sure he knows what he’s talking about.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Nov 27, 2020
Exegesis is always the foundation for a sermon, but does your preaching reach your listeners' feelings?
By Mark Dever on Jul 26, 2018
When you preach, who is your audience? Mark Dever suggests these three groups.
By Ray Hollenbach on May 11, 2021
How long can you hold your audience? Steven Spielberg can hold them for two and a half hours.
By Tim Coressel on Oct 8, 2019
From the moment you "close in prayer," that message you labored over for hours will begin to fade in the minds of your audience.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2012
Neil Greathouse from Newlifechurch.tv encourages ministry leaders to shape their strategy for Christmas services based on their unique audience.
By Dr. Larry Moyer on Jul 5, 2018
Larry Moyer says "Hardened hearts need to hear from a communicator, not a speaker." Can you bridge the span to a hard audience?
By Rachel Blom on Oct 28, 2011
Rachel Blom: "Seeker-sensitive preaching means adapting my sermon to the fact that my audience is, for the most part, not committed to Christ."
By Dr. Larry Moyer on Jun 11, 2021
Imagine a crowd of people, each one with the rebellious heart of a teenager. How do you break through?