That sounds really exciting and I think it’s great that you’re bold and brave enough to step out and represent Him. Your comment reminded me of when I was in high school in the UK and I set up a weekly Christian Union meeting. I think I was the only Christian in my school and students only came for the food to begin with but we had different drama groups and visitors come in and we drew a good little group.
You could try the free online preaching course to give you the basics of preaching effectively. I’d say it’s not just about communicating but connecting. People always love stories, so whether you tell a Bible story or one of your own and can weave it in somehow, even if you start the story… make you point and then go back and finish the story – even better.
I talk about this in How to start a sermon strong where I list some of the different ways to use your first 90 seconds to help get everyone’s attention.
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Hi Simon I have preached already without using your method but I just need a little more practice so that is why I am here but anyway. They asked me to preach again so I pray that God will help me do better and I hope that what I read will help me.
We’re always growing nd developing and should always be striving to get better. If they’ve asked you to preach again, you must’ve done something right the first time! Glad you found this useful.
Hi, I am a lay and a liturgist at our church and my Minister has offered me to preach a sermon. I practice preaching alone at home pretending I have audience, in the shower I pretend I am preaching and then I stop and pray to God to forgive for babbling on to no-one. Amen….
I would recommend anyone (even more experienced preachers) to practice out loud. I think it helps you with your ‘thought-flow’ and you’ll think of other relevant things to say naturally as you’re going through it.
You’ll love the preaching crash course Joanne, I think it’ll help you out a lot to get the foundation stones for preaching in place.
So I love your tips and I will start the crash course so I can preach for real
That’s brilliant Yasinta! I’m so glad! I know it’s easy to look at ourselves sometimes and focus on our inadequacies but thank God he makes us look good! ?? Put your focus on God and his Word and you’re already a better preacher!
Hello Simon,God has done it through me, l preached this last sunday at my Church, l could not believe how l felt the presence of God throughout, the words were just flowing, l could notice the smile on the people”s face listening so anxiously, at the end of the church a couple and other people approached me just to tell me that, we have been blessed that was great sermon, l felt great which encouraged me, BUT all was because l had the 7 tips in me which l practiced and l asked GOD to give me Authority over His word that l give to his people, Thank you for the tips, Keep on giving us more. My wish is to reach more lives in preaching not only in Malawi but even Worldwide help me in prayers