Tag 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. The hardest thing I had to write, and how Pixar helped me.

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    16/01/2017 by Chris Green

    How I learnt to write in six different drafts.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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    30/06/2016 by Chris Green

    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.

  6. Two gifts, and a double helping for pastors

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    16/04/2016 by Chris Green

    In Paul’s mind the potential elder must show a double gifting from Romans 12: an ability to teach must be partnered to an ability to lead.

  7. Beautiful ambition

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    07/04/2016 by Chris Green

    Do you have a passion to see the lost found, and the found built up? Do you have a desire to see the gospel understood, churches planted, men and women converted, children growing in their faith, and for you to be playing a part in that for the rest of your life? Do you treasure your time in God’s Word, and love to see it opened among his people so they are dazzled by his wonder? Then you’ve identified what he means to aspire and desire this noble task.

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