08/11/2018 by Chris Green
There are six questions for me to ask myself, with bite to them, which help me to focus as I prepare. They’re a test. If I can’t answer them simply, then I need to do some more work.
20/04/2017 by Chris Green
I took the passage to a local coffee shop, and watched the customers. What does this passage have to say to 21st century urbanites, most of whom gave up on the god-idea years ago? How does this prise open their questions, address their fears and hopes, shift their distracted focus onto Christ?
04/04/2017 by Chris Green
How do preachers choose the most suitable passage to preach on? Here are my four criteria.
23/11/2016 by Chris Green
I hear preachers talking about their sermons as if they’re concept cars, pretty and accurate, gorgeous – but never taken for a real drive, in the rush hour, to do the shopping, in the rain. With the kids acting up in the back.
09/11/2016 by Chris Green
As preachers and church leaders, we get to help people decide each week to put Christ first. And when we preach we should plan to be specific.
19/04/2016 by Chris Green
One weakness in much preaching today is that it is quite individually applied, and in a way that can be transplanted from one church to another without too much difficulty. It is not focussed enough on a particular congregation, and therefore lacks the force to move that church to better obedience.
24/02/2016 by Chris Green
Every so often I go away on a conference to sharpen my preaching skills – in fact, I’m on one …