Category Archives: preaching

  1. One way to avoid being predictable this Christmas

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    06/12/2016 by Chris Green

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

  2. 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

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    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.

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

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    09/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    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.

  4. “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

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

  5. Seven ways to raise the value of Evangelism

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    04/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    Why ever wouldn’t you want to evangelise? And I know the answer: it’s because of the push-back that we anticipate, brace ourselves for, practice feeling the pain for, and therefore fear. As Bill Hybels puts it, “We say people’s ‘No’ for them.” So what’s the answer?

  6. Deep Work – my review of a very good book

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    16/09/2016 by Chris Green

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    Cal Newport helps us see how to restrict ‘shallow work’ and its distractions, to work productively, and at depth.

  7. Seven steps to preaching a long biblical book (Jeremiah)

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    30/06/2016 by Chris Green

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    Let me ask you the obvious question: have you ever actually read Jeremiah? I don’t mean, have you read the famous bits, and I don’t mean have you read it sequentially in your quiet times over a series of weeks. No, I mean, have you read it, all the way through, in a sitting.

    Me neither.

    So, by way of going back to basics, here’s how I approached a whole book – by some estimates, the longest book in the Bible.

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