The #1 RULE FOR HUMOR IN PREACHING

With 6 Additional Rules to Follow with Some Added Humor  The #1 RULE FOR HUMOR IN PREACHING    Handle humor like nitroglycerin!!! Humor is like nitroglycerin, it must be handled with care or you will severely wound people and risk blowing up your own ministry. Like a powerful explosive humor can tear down walls resistant to Gods word.  But if offensive, humor can kill any attempt at communicating the Gospel.  BE CAREFUL!!! RULE #2  Fit in humor like a tailored shirt. A tailored shirt looks good on a person because it fits well.   Only humor that illustrates and clarifies a point is worthy of including in the message.  As a lousy fitting shirt detracts from ones appearance. Gratuitous humor obscures God’s precious truth.  BE PERTINENT. RULE #3  Deliver humor like a…

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The #1 “C” of Effective Communicators for God Plus 9 Others “C’s” in Order of Priority 

The #1 “C” of  Effective Communicators for God #1.  Content — “I say something worth saying.”          Substance!          Accurately presenting the authoritative Word of God. (John 17:17 NIV)  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (1 Timothy 6:3-4 NIV)  If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)  Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 4:3-4 TNIV)  For the time will come when people…

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The #1 WEAKNESS IN SERMON PREPARATION PLUS 9 MORE

The #1 WEAKNESS IN SERMON PREP 1.. Lack of Humble Dependency in Earnest Solitude PRAYER.   9 MORE WEAKNESSES IN SERMON PREP   2.. Lack of a Foundation of Sound Biblical INTERPRETATION.  3.. Lack of understanding of the culture and people in order to RELATE.  4.. Lack of a Goal of Life Change APPLICATION. 5.. Lack of From-the-Heart Authentic PASSION.  6.. Lack of Captivating, Clarifying, and Concise ILLUSTRATIONS.  7.. Lack of a “speaking the truth in love” BALANCE.  8.. Lack of a Firm Weekly Message Preparation SCHEDULE.  9.. Lack of Adherence to an Efficient Message Preparation PLAN. 10.. Lack of an Annual Preaching CALENDAR.

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MY #1 FAVORITE QUOTE ON PREACHING PLUS MANY MORE

MY #1 FAVORITE QUOTE ON PREACHING  “A man who first tried to guess ‘what the public wants,’ and then preached that as Christianity because the public wants it, would be a pretty mixture of fool and knave.” –C.S. Lewis MANY OTHER FAVORITE QUOTES OF MINE ON PREACHING  “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” –The Apostle Paul “I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.” –Richard Baxter “I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.”  –John Knox “Preaching improves me. When I begin to speak, weariness disappears; when I begin to teach, fatigue too disappears. Thus…

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