By Lane Sebring on Mar 1, 2017
I want to show you why I believe the often neglected step of rehearsing the sermon is essential to great sermon delivery.
By Lane Sebring on Aug 26, 2016
Recently my church hosted a leadership conference to encourage and equip our lay leaders and staff. One of the speakers at the event, Nikki, impacted me with her engaging presentation.
By Lane Sebring on Jan 16, 2016
Have you found the sweet spot between these two sermon killers?
By Lane Sebring on Jan 2, 2016
The first 90 seconds of your sermon are some of the most powerful seconds you have. Don’t waste them.
By Lane Sebring on Dec 11, 2015
A good illustration will reach out and grab your listeners and pull them into your content. It will make them care. But How?
By Lane Sebring on Nov 27, 2015
I know what some of you are thinking… Wait! Heaviness is good. Intensity is good. People need their toes stepped on! That’s just the Holy Spirit working on them!
By Lane Sebring on Nov 7, 2015
The best sermons are conversations, like you’re sitting at a table with with them and discussing a problem, a concern, a big thing God wants them to do.
By Lane Sebring on Oct 23, 2015
Great leaders set high expectations and truly believe their church is capable of meeting them.
By Lane Sebring on Sep 28, 2015
Try this in your next sermon. You’ll see your people come alive and be inspired.
By Lane Sebring on Jul 18, 2015
If the closing of your message is disorganized and unclear, then your listeners will walk away feeling the same way about your message.
By Lane Sebring on Jul 9, 2015
Sometimes the sermon comes together like a beautifully crafted work of art. But other times I struggle to make progress in my study.
By Lane Sebring on May 16, 2015
Few public speakers can keep an audience's attention for an hour. Fewer should even try.
By Lane Sebring on May 2, 2015
Even great content needs careful structure and presentation. Here's a three-point checklist that will improve any message.
By Lane Sebring on Apr 18, 2015
These practices will help you make sure you preach your best at every service, every Sunday.
By Lane Sebring on Apr 9, 2015
There's nothing like a good snoozer of a sermon. But what does it take to preach a sermon that makes your listeners fall sound asleep?
By Lane Sebring on Mar 21, 2015
She took my hand, which was freezing cold, leaned over and whispered, "Are you nervous? Your hand is freezing." I nodded, "Yep."
By Lane Sebring on Mar 10, 2015
Being a pastor is unlike just about any other profession. Because of the holistic nature of the work, we tend to take on "pastor" as an identity and not just a career.
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 Jan 26, 2015
What separates ordinary preachers from extraordinary communicators is a relentless desire to improve.
By Lane Sebring on Jan 16, 2015
Preachers do weird things. One weird thing we do is prepare our sermons alone. Every. Single. Week.
By Lane Sebring on Jan 5, 2015
Some people think the work of the Holy Spirit is thwarted when the preacher makes an effort to improve his preaching.
By Lane Sebring on Dec 13, 2014
Sometimes the best sermon prep is the questions you ask yourself.
By Lane Sebring on Nov 25, 2014
You want to help your people see how biblical truth intersects with every aspect of their lives. But the more controversial the topic the more important it is to handle it with care.
By Lane Sebring on Oct 13, 2014
Some preachers love them; others would never use them. Are they helpful or not?
By Lane Sebring on Sep 8, 2014
Andy Stanley says "building tension" is something every good storyteller should do. Every good story captures your heart first and then points you to the solution or resolution.