Category Archives: preaching

  1. Suffering for the gospel – 2 Timothy and Mosul

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    22/07/2014 by Chris Green


    2 Timothy spoke with awful new force as I preached on it last Sunday, and it helped me to understand …
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  2. “Great sermon, pastor!” Handling genuine compliments


    16/07/2014 by Chris Green


    It was probably the most formative piece of feedback to a sermon I have ever received. I don’t remember what …
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  3. The amazing appearing man, and the astonishing disappearing Jesus

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    10/07/2014 by Chris Green


    The preacher was accomplished and confident; he held the concentration of the crowd, and he certainly had my attention.  Although …
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  4. Should we preach like a TED talk?


    21/06/2014 by Chris Green


    TED is a phenomenon.  There are now thousands of short talks by world experts available on the TED website, and …
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  5. The value of a keynote series of sermons


    02/06/2014 by Chris Green


    My normal practice is to preach through a book of the Bible. The speed we’ll take it at will depend …
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  6. The Treasure lies in the Text

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    21/05/2014 by Chris Green

    Yesterday I had the same experience, twice, in different settings. With a bible open in front of me, I looked …
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  7. Good news for preachers – God raises the dead


    06/05/2014 by Chris Green


      Last week was one of those ho-hum weeks in the life of a sermon, where there’s only one prayer …
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  8. The attention span of an adult is [insert Google factoid here].


    25/04/2014 by Chris Green


    a) is that true? b) does that matter? Two thoughts strike the average preacher, and can irritate us until we …
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  9. The awful danger of running for the wrong prize


    27/03/2014 by Chris Green


    The poster announced the speakers at the University Christian Union, and the name of one of my friends was on …
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  10. Why I give sermon handouts – ten reasons


    20/02/2014 by Chris Green


    Each Sunday I’m giving out handouts for the sermon, rather than just leaving an empty box (‘For your sermon notes’) …
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  11. More than enough for any preacher

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    17/02/2014 by Chris Green


    I’d had more than enough of being an itinerant preacher. For the past dozen years or so I’ve been free …
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  12. Inside the preacher’s head (3): The journey a preacher makes


    24/01/2014 by Chris Green


    One of the strange things to have happened to me, moving back into church-based ministry, is the experience of preaching …
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  13. Inside the preacher’s head (2) Life change? Every time?


    22/01/2014 by Chris Green


    I was chatting to a younger minister, a few years out of seminary, but still getting the hang of things. …
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  14. Inside the preacher’s head (1): “That’ll Preach”


    20/01/2014 by Chris Green


    There’s a curious, clarifying moment that happens.  It’s impossible to engineer, but without it preaching feels lifeless, by rote. And …
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  15. I can’t read your mind…

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    10/01/2014 by Chris Green


    You cannot read my mind. You might misunderstand me, mishear me, hear what you prefer to hear, or hear what …
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  16. 2013 Top posts #1 (your choice) – Shh! The introvert is preaching.


    31/12/2013 by Chris Green


    A ministry apprentice once asked me a really sharp question. After meeting a number of pastors, all of whom paid …
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  17. 2013 Top posts #2 – Six parts of planning a sermon series


    30/12/2013 by Chris Green


    The easy way to plan your sermon series is to open your Bible, mark up your main section divisions, and …
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  18. 2013 Top posts #3 – How to have a famous guest preacher every Sunday


    28/12/2013 by Chris Green


    “And today, we have a guest preacher….” ….you’ve probably had weeks where you wished you could say that on Sunday. …
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  19. 2013 Top posts #4 – My 10 top take-aways from Matt Chandler


    28/12/2013 by Chris Green


    We had a really encouraging and enthusiastic afternoon with Matt Chandler. Here are my top takeaways:- Parents – We need …
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  20. 2013 Top posts #5 – How many introverts…?


    26/12/2013 by Chris Green


    Well, that was interesting. My piece on introverts and preaching generated more hits than any other piece on this blog. …
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