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    The 10 Commandments of an Effective Sermon Introduction

    The 10 Commandments of an Effective Sermon Introduction

    What happens if you bomb the sermon introduction? Lean in. Are you ready for this? Nothing, absolutely nothing, good happens if you bomb the sermon introduction. Nothing communicates I don’t care much for what I’m about to say so you can just take a nap like bombing on the first couple minutes of your sermon. And […]

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    An Update on “Old School” Tools

    Earlier this year I wrote I Am Adding These “Old School” Tools in 2017 here at RookiePreacher. I wanted to provide an update on if these tools were helping my productivity or not so far in 2017. The answer is a resounding yes! I am so happy that I tried this out this year because it […]

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    Lead Better: Get Pure

    Lead Better: Get Pure

    This is the second installment in a series called “Lead Better…” It focuses on some often overlooked, but incredibly important, practices for better leadership. You can find part one on physical health here.  Many pastors are struggling with porn. Are you? Nothing will gut your leadership more quickly than habitual and enslaving sin, especially sexual sin. If you want […]

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    Links of the Week (6/10/17)

    Links of the Week

    Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week. Links of the Week The Life and Times of Redeemer Presbyterian Church – by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra This was a fascinating look at the beginning of the influential New York City church. 22 Facts On […]

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    3 Reasons Good Preaching is as Important as Ever

    People love to tell you that preaching is irrelevant in this day and age. “People just do not submit to that kind of authority anymore” or “no one has that kind of attention span anymore” or “that just is not the best way to communicate in this day and age” are common protests I hear […]

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    Lead Better: Get Healthy

    Lead Better: Get Healthy

    “[God] likes matter. He invented it.” –C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.  Do you want to be a better leader? Then you need to get healthy. I’m not talking about getting spiritually healthy. I’m talking about getting physically healthy. The benefits of physical activity are enormous. You feel better. You have more energy. You can lead better. […]

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    3 Ways to Boost Your Preaching Creativity

    3 Ways to Boost Your Preaching Creativity

    Do you want to boost your preaching creativity? Do you want more people to walk away from the church gathering and actually remember the big idea from your sermon? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t? None of us ever set out to preach sermons that are unmemorable. But how can we make our sermons more […]

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    Redeem the Time: Help for Your Crazy Pastor’s Schedule

    Redeem the Time: Help for Your Crazy Pastor's Schedule

    When my new doctor learned that I was a pastor, the first question she asked me was, “So do you only work on Sundays?” I thought such a question was only a joke punch line. But people actually think like that! Jokes aside, a pastor’s schedule is fairly unique. Most pastors don’t have to clock-in […]