Category Archives: preaching

  1. When the passage doesn’t produce a sermon – five useful questions to ask.

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    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?

  2. Four questions for choosing a passage to preach

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    04/04/2017 by Chris Green

    How do preachers choose the most suitable passage to preach on? Here are my four criteria.

  3. That sermon, I didn’t enjoy

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    07/02/2017 by Chris Green

    We are pastors, and when we have a hard message, and we know the effect it will have, our hearts shift.

  4. One way to avoid being predictable this Christmas

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    06/12/2016 by Chris Green

    A long time ago, in a cinema far, far away, I learnt a critical lesson about preaching at Christmas.

  5. Petrol-heads and preachers: the point of a car is to go for a drive

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    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.

  6. The only decision you’ll ever need to make

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    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.

  7. “I want you to get out of your seat.” My biggest lesson from Billy Graham.

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    08/11/2016 by Chris Green

    There are many differences between most of us and Billy Graham. But here’s a critical lesson we can all take to heart.

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