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Preaching in Church Plants

Practical tips from 4 church planters for your first year.

Aaron Damiani, sixth year of church planting, Chicago, Illinois

My first three years of preaching as a church planter were a trial by fire. From the start ...

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Lenny Luchetti

Preaching with Empathy in a Callous Culture

Lenny Luchetti
3 ways to develop empathic muscles in our preaching.

Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Lenny Luchetti’s book Preaching with Empathy: Crafting Sermons in a Callous Culture(Abingdon Press, ...

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Larry Parsley

What Preachers Can Learn from Songwriters

Larry Parsley
Listening and learning from those who use words cleverly and beautifully to help our sermons ‘sing.’

Introduction

The night before they hear your sermon next Sunday, perhaps, many of your listeners may be absorbing their favorite highly-produced podcast ...

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Gerald Hiestand

Preaching with Human Questions

Gerald Hiestand
Our sermons ought to answer the questions our congregation brings with them on Sunday.

Editor’s Note: This article is being released with a partnership with the Center for Pastor Theologians Conference, which will take place October ...

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Scott M. Gibson

The Dual Role of Preaching and Singing in Worship

Scott M. Gibson
Wise gospel love teaches and warns through preaching and singing.

I am a preacher, not a musician. In high school I played the sousaphone in the marching band. Once I graduated, no one has since seen the splendor of ...

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