We see all those preachers who look like they have it all together, confidently declaring the Word of God. But, behind the scenes, it can be really hard to preach week after week. Steve Dunmire shares ten of the reasons he struggles with preaching.
Never underestimate the power of a well-placed joke. Steve Dunmire offers 3 reasons why preachers should use humor in their sermons.
Tired of the same old Christmas sermons you’ve heard year after year? Let Steve Dunmire help you spice it up this year with these 6 helpful ideas!
“Winning never feels as good as losing feels lousy,” said Pat Riley, the former NBA coach. Likewise, preaching a great sermon never feels as good as preaching a bad sermon feels lousy. My worst attempts at preaching have given me far more pain than my successes have brought me joy, and here are some of the factors that contribute to a homiletical flop.
How can a pastor make the most of limited sermon preparation time? There is no one right amount of time to spend in working on a message, but whether they are able to spend a lot of time or not, every pastor wants to maximize the impact of their sermon preparation time.
Preaching is the most visible aspect of pastoral ministry, and sermon preparation is a focal point of a preaching pastor’s week. In my own ministry, sermon preparation takes a lot of time and energy. As a preacher I have occasionally wondered how much time other pastors spend preparing their sermons.
Like other professions, it is no secret preachers are opinionated about their craft. But unlike other professions, it is vital to your soul that you can hear the voice of God through other pastors.