By Joe Mckeever on May 24, 2012
Proper preparation is not for the faint of heart. It takes prayer, study, and practice.
By Perry Noble on Mar 29, 2010
Perry Noble shares his seven-step philosophy on message preparation that has served his church and staff well.
By Larry Moyer on Apr 29, 2011
Good preparation that leads to effective preaching begins with letting Scripture examine, speak, and preach to us.
By Colin Adams on Apr 27, 2011
Megachurch pastor Matt Chandler answers queries from Colin Adams about the importance of preaching, his preparation, and the responsibilities of a teaching pastor.
By Rick Ezell on May 12, 2011
Can your preaching hit a home run week in and week out? Sunday comes every seven days whether your sermon is prepared or not.
By Perry Noble on Apr 30, 2011
Ask these four questions before your preach to help evaluate your heart and prepare your mind.
By Craig Groeschel on May 28, 2011
Craig Groeschel encourages pastors to make sure they don't miss the key ingredient for authenticity in preaching.
By Bruce Frank on Jul 13, 2012
Bruce Frank, lead pastor of of Biltmore Baptist Church, one of the top 50 fastest-growing churches in America, shares his sermon prep process.
By Mark Mohler on Sep 26, 2011
Sermons are not made for paper; they are made for people. We should listen before we preach.
By Walter Wangerin Jr. on Oct 18, 2011
On the night before I preach, I pace—back and forth in my room, mumbling sermonic thoughts, testing them, scorning a hundred thoughts, exulting in one or two that shine like coin, investing those.
By John Beukema on Nov 11, 2011
John Beukema discusses the challenges and opportunities of providing your listeners with fresh content for holiday sermons.
By John Ortberg on Oct 26, 2011
Your goal is to wash the minds of your people in the Word so that Christ is formed in them. That’s biblical preaching.
By John Mcclure on Nov 10, 2011
What will I preach on? Whether you're asking this question a week, a month, or a year in advance of the Sunday in question, you're looking for inspiration.
By Brian Orme on Nov 30, 2011
What you think about your preaching while preparing your message might be just as important as the words you say when you deliver it.
By Tullian Tchividjian on Dec 5, 2011
Tullian Tchividjian: "If people walk away from my sermons thinking more about what they need to do than what Jesus has already done, I’ve failed to preach the Gospel."
By Peter Mead on Dec 7, 2011
Peter Mead: Is your preaching half-baked when it comes to the biblical text?
By Peter Mead on Dec 8, 2011
We all want to be "biblical" preachers, but are we really giving the text its due? Find out in the second part of this series by Peter Mead.
By Sherman Cox on Apr 10, 2012
How long is too long? Let's just say many preachers overestimate their ability to hold an audience.
By Ron Forseth on Apr 14, 2012
How do you walk the line between preparation and outright theft? Here's help.
By Erik Raymond on May 14, 2012
"I have never met a preacher who did not want to increase the effectiveness of his sermon. The question is where to start?"
By Tom Long on Jun 2, 2012
Tom Long suggests two radically different ways to prepare to preach--for the same message!
By Sherman Cox on Jul 3, 2012
Sherman Cox: "Sermons with or without notes should eliminate irrelevant asides. By irrelevant, I mean that they are not connected to your sermon’s main point."
By Brady Boyd on Aug 6, 2012
It's Monday, and just when you're ready to relax from the weekend, you realize you have to start the sermon process all over again.
By John Percival on Sep 11, 2012
Powerful questions to ask yourself during the sermon preparation process.
By Mark Driscoll on Oct 2, 2013
ChurchLeaders.com chatted live with the pastor of Mars Hill Seattle and discovered key elements of his 50-year vision.
By Miles Mcpherson on Jan 18, 2014
A consultant once asked our leadership team what the desired "end" of each Sunday service should be. I shouted, "Evangelism." She said, "Wrong!"
By Todd Hahn on Apr 12, 2014
There's a natural tension between preparation and trust, but one line we should never cross is trusting in our own preparation.
By Ken Davis on May 30, 2014
Do you sometimes find yourself preaching only because "Sunday is coming"?
By Peter Mead on Jun 21, 2014
When I genuinely have had to prepare at the last minute, then I ask God for help and know that He understands.
By Francis Chan on Nov 8, 2014
In a message at a Desiring God National Conference, Francis Chan highlighted seven questions that he asks himself in preparing to preach.