Category Archives: Preaching

Old advice, which every eager preacher could learn from.

The Literature Network, posts a letter by to a young clergyman, in 1720, by Jonathon Swift. I have to admit, till tonight, I had never heard of Jonathon Swift, but, his letter, is full of interesting advice.  I take it … Continue reading

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I received a text this morning….

I received a text from our pastor this morning asking if I was ok to do communion, as I was rostered for this morning. I texted back saying yes, and also asking if Joanne was also rostered on to help. … Continue reading

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How should we preach?

It seems strange to me when Christians demand that for preaching to be biblical, it  must conform to a certain style of sermon delivery. For them they state that exegetical preaching is the only ‘valid’ style of preaching. Yet, does … Continue reading

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John, the nagging apostle!

We are preaching through 1 John in the night service at the moment and I have enjoyed the series so far. The preaching team has been the regular team, with one of the young ladies from the congregation courageously delivering … Continue reading

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Processing hate.

In the beginning of the year, I was given the new preaching roster which had me down to preach on 1 John 2:7-11 last night. Diligently I studied the passage. Read some commentaries and prayed hard, to put the sermon … Continue reading

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My encouragement to new preachers.

I am impressed with the dedication and skill of our worship team who lead us in worship every Sunday. The skill from this team comes about from their practicing their skills on a regular basis. In the same way they … Continue reading

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Preaching that connects.

I believe that our preachers need to be preachers who connect. To connect with those we are preaching to, we need to  know  their narrative story. Who are we preaching to. What are their age. What is their current circumstances. … Continue reading

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A serious responsibility.

I enjoy studying of God’s word. I enjoy meditating on it and chewing over it until it penetrates deep within. I enjoy talking about God’s word. And I enjoy preaching God’s word. In saying this, I have to be honest, … Continue reading

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The preacher and the sermon.

I received this email from someone who was at church yesterday. Craig: your passion is an amazing thing to see. I won’t say you were preaching this morning; cause you weren’t. You were reaching into your heart and sharing it … Continue reading

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I’m a man – the multi task challenge.

I have blogged previously on how I enjoy preaching. Recently I wrote about how I prepare a sermon and during the prep stage I allow my self to soak up the word and try and remember it.  The preaching team … Continue reading

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