In case you missed them today, here are all my notes from today’s online preaching conference, Preach Better Sermons:
The whole worship service is one thing, not separate parts, it is one thing. The service is won and lost in transitions. Preaching and a worship service communicate what your values are.
Louie’s 6 rules of preaching: (1) Have something to say, (2) Be faithful to the text, (3) Lead people to Jesus, (4) Don’t be boring, (5) Prepare, (6) Be led by the Holy Spirit.
You need to show up everyday because you don’t know when creativity will strike or when something will hit.
A great communicator moves people and inspire people.
If an audience doesn’t laugh every 7 minutes, you lose them.
Would you rather be a great preacher or a great pray-er?
Would your sermon work if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead?
The greatest way to ruin a speech is ego.
You’ll never preach any better than who you are. Effective ministry always comes out of the overflow of your heart and walk with God.
When you attach your identity to the success or failure of your message, you are in for a roller coaster ride and it is dangerous.
People should leave a sermon and feel unstuck.
The foundation of our faith is not Scripture, the foundation of our faith is Jesus.
Maximize your study by minimize your searching.
God’s people are on mission to see more people become God’s people.
Overall, tons of great content for preachers.