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Manuscript vs. Notes

The pros and cons of the three primary approaches of what to take into the pulpit.

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Recreating the Dynamics of the Text

Shape your sermon around what the text is trying to do, not just what it's trying to say.

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The Life Cycle of Your Sermon

The birth, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of your sermon.

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The Preacher's Complete Skills Guide

Use our 9-step process for feeding your own soul, honing your craft, and connecting Scripture to real life. Each step has a Foundational Article (all the nuts bolts), our editors' picks to get you started, and then dozens more skill articles to dig deeper. Get the big picture of your weekly sermon prep process, or delve into one step at a time for focused development.

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