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“How to use handouts effectively”

Do you use handouts as part of your Sunday sermons? I have seven tips for making the most of handouts. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or […]

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“How not to be a spiritual pushover”

Sometimes we feel spiritually strong. We’ll take on all-comers. On those days I read Acts and can see myself backing up Paul as he preaches to the baying crowds. I’d be happy to keep him company in a Philippian jail. Not always, though. The days are all too frequent when I feel weak. On those […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 80: “How to lead effective group discussions”

How do we lead effective discussions as part of our lessons? Tips for making the most of interactive sermon sessions. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 79: “What to do when life gets in the way of sermon preparation”

What do we do when the unexpected happens? I offer some tips on how to cope when preaching with less than perfect preparation. What are your ideas? Thank you for watching this video. You can find more teaching tips on the teaching tips playlist. The audio can be found here: Please add your comments on […]

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“How to be real about fear without being controlled by it”, Psalm 27

Life reveals an unsettling truth. Fear is part of our everyday existence. There’s no running away from fear. It stalks you even in private. What to do? Self-medicate? Not satisfying, successful nor healthy.     Eye-opening Bravery My father had an operation on his eye on Thursday. He had the option of a local or […]

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How to be supplied with spiritual strength from the Psalms

Worship is Work I lead musical worship in Church congregations. It is a privilege, a joy, and hard work! I need spiritual strength to lead worship. Where is the supply coming from?       God’s Songbook Two weeks ago I chatted about this with my friend Dave Eastman. Check him out on lifechangingworship.com. He […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips Episode 78: “How to blend preaching and pastoral care”

What’s the right blend of pastoral work and preaching preparation? How do we know whether we are getting it right? I share three tips to help us make wise decisions about both.   Quote in the video taken from: churchleaders.com Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in […]

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How to Pray for Kings

Have politicians and public authority figures ever been more derided? Perhaps, but not in my lifetime. We’d agree they need our prayers, but do we, in fact, pray for them? What does the Bible have to say?       Pleasing God Our key passage is 1 Timothy 2.1-4.   “I urge, then, first of all, that […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips Episode 77: “How to speak through a translator”

What’s the best way to prepare to speak through a translator? And how do we make sure a lesson goes well on the day? I offer seven tips to help us speak with excellent impact even through the language barrier.   Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn […]