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Top 5 PowerPoint Mistakes (and the Fix!)

Confession: My biggest pet peeve is a BAD PowerPoint presentation.

Have you ever sat through a church service or board meeting and watched a PowerPoint presentation but by the end of it, you had no idea what it was about? Between crazy sound effects, cheesy transitions, and hard-to-read-text the content can be totally lost. Mistakes are common, but now you have no excuse! So whether you use PowerPoint for worship or for added emphasis during a sermon or in a meeting, it’s time for an upgrade. I’m going to share a few tricks so you can create a more professional and dynamic presentation. 

 

Mistake #1: Too much content on one slide

THE FIX: Limit one point to each slide. Try to use as few as six words on each slide to sum up each point. A few powerful slides are much more effective than a ton of slides with too much information. 

 

Mistake #2: […]

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Craig Keener Challenges Skeptics of Miracles

In Craig Keener’s new book, Miracles: The Credibility of The New Testament Accounts, he asserts that hundreds of millions of miracles have happened. But have you ever encountered someone who says miracles just don’t exist? Today see how Keener would respond to those skeptics. Plus he shares how he was an athiest before his conversion to Christianity and how that perspective helps him understand those who don’t believe.

Want more? You can view the entire Miracles series here. 

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Craig Keener on Medical Proof of Miracles

In Craig Keener’s new book, Miracles: The Credibility of The New Testament Accounts, he offers medical proof of miracles. Today Keener discusses miracles that were medically documented and printed in a reputable publication.

Want more? You can view the entire Miracles series here. 

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Craig Keener on Miracles & John Wesley

Our interview series with Craig Keener about his new book, Miracles: The Credibility of The New Testament Accounts, continues. Today Craig talks about miraculous stories involving our church fathers like John Wesley and Augustine.

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E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973)

 

Eli Stanley Jones was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 3, 1884. He studied law briefly at City College before moving to Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky.  

In February of 1905, Jones and three other men were having a private prayer meeting when, about 10 p.m., the Holy Spirit seemed to enter the room. Other students joined them, and revival spread across the Asbury campus and around the town of Wilmore. There were confessions of sin, powerful prayers, and new deeper commitments to the Lord. In his spiritual autobiography, Jones said that this revival liberated him from a sense of superiority, which prepared him for future work as a missionary, opened his ears to the Holy Spirit, and led directly to his calling to the mission field. Jones graduated from Asbury in 1907 and became a missionary to India under the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In India […]

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Canon Mark Pearson on Desiring Spiritual Gifts (Part 3)

From the Seedbed vault. We often desire spiritual gifts and scripture even commands it. 1 Corinthians 14 says, “eagerly desire spiritual gifts.” In part three of this six part series, Canon Mark Pearson, JD Walt and Steve Seamands offer some insight on the passage.

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Canon Mark Pearson on Knowing Your Spiritual Gifts (Part 2)

From the Seedbed vault. You may have the gift of teaching, but what if God wants to use you in a different way? In part two of this six part series, Canon Mark Pearson sits down with JD Walt and Steve Seamands to discuss how Christians should be ready when God wants to use us outside of our normal gifts.

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Second Breakfast: XXXV

Second Breakfast is Seedbed’s early morning devotional series. It’s a glimpse of first light, a companion to your first cup of coffee, something to dwell on as you begin the day.

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