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A Good Preacher is a Progressing Preacher

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"Good preaching is more than the sum total of rigorous exegesis, orthodox theology, and engaging homiletics. Good preaching is not simply a skilled act that can be done by any man. No, God desires that preaching be a skilled act that is done by a certain kind of man. So what kind of man must the preacher be? God...

Cardboard Pizza Preaching: Why we like some preachers more than others

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We all like pizza or different reasons. That is why the pizza industry can have so many sellers and still not saturate the market. Papa John's is for those who like fresh ingredients. Pizza Hut is for those who like a little zest with their grease. Dominos has the cheese proportions down perfectly. Papa Murphy's is for the "I want to feel like...

Colossians: Find True Life in Christ (Colossians 2:8-15)

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/joshweidmann/7-19-2015.mp3 Have you ever felt empty? A life without God will lead to emptiness. God knew that so He sent His Son to make us fully alive in Christ. Through faith, we can experience the daily, powerful working of God. In this message we look at the importance of eliminating unessential spiritual activity from our life and how we are to...

Creating Your Perfect Preaching Space

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"Let’s get rid of the pulpit,” were some of my first words when starting my first senior pastor role in 2009. I was preparing to preach every week, which was different than what I had done in the past. I knew I quickly had to find what was comfortable for me. Sunday comes with amazing regularity, so finding a setup...

How To Prepare to Preach Expository Sermons for Maximum Impact

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Preaching well is not something I simply strive to do, it is something I am called to do. When I sit to plan my preaching the weight of that calling can sometimes crush me underneath it. The effort of creating a sermon that allows the Holy Spirit to do great and unhindered work is a sweet but rigorous task. So...

Four Essentials for Perseverance (Acts 14:8-24)

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The Christian life is a journey that requires strength, courage and perseverance. In this message, we will look at the first missionary journey of Paul and learn four key attitudes for our Christian faith: faith, courage, intentionality and determination. Sermon Resources: Study Notes on Acts 14.8-28 4 Essentials Sermon Outline Slides for this sermon: 4 Essentials for Perseverance of our Faith ...

Undone: God’s Redemption Plan for Reconciling People To Himself (Acts 10:23-48)

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God has no partiality in who he saves and who he does not - so why do Christians so often act as if some people are not good enough for the Gospel? In this message, I unpack the way that God chose to save the Gentiles in the book of Acts. I believe  passages address one of the most...

Advice for Pastor and Preachers from Alistair Begg

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It was my privilege to be able to interview long-time pastor and preaching , Alistair Begg, about ministry and preaching. As a young preacher, I was so enriched by all he had to say. His humor, coupled with his wisdom, brought a compelling case for pastoral integrity, preaching with authority, and acting with humility. This interview is worth every...

Training I Pursued to Preach Better

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My job is to help people. While all jobs have some bad days, this is one that I enjoy even on the worst days. However, I know that my primary calling in life is to preach. I believe that this is the reason why I was created (it has taken me years to even get to the point of...

3 Keys for Effective Ministry at Camp with Youth

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Let's face it - connecting with youth doesn't always come naturally. There are times in our youth ministry where we say something we wish we wouldn't have or we have no idea what to say to even start the conversation. No matter how awkward it may be at times, there is little work that is more important than impacting...

Sermon and Study Notes for the Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke 19:11-27

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This is without a doubt one of the hardest of the parables to exegete. I struggled with this passage for nearly twice as many hours as it takes to prep a normal sermon. Therefore, I feel it is all the more important to give my resources away for this sermon. Here are my files: Study Notes For Luke 19.11-27 - A...

Protect your time because small interruptions have big consequences

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One time a mentor casually asked me if I answered the phone on Tuesdays. It took me a moment to process his question but it soon registered; he was asking if I was willing to interrupt my study time for a simple phone call. He knew the Tuesdays were the main day that I used to study for my...