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How I Write My Study Notes for My Sermon Prep

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Every time I preach, there are over 10 different steps that I take to get my sermon to the final outline. I've share with you previously about my first step, but here is another vital move I make in sermon preparation. After I've done most of my word studies, translation comparisons and exegesis work, I start a document that I...

Paragraph-by-Paragraph Outline for the Book of Acts

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Carefully, paragraph by paragraph, the book of Acts has been evaluated in the following pages. Each paragraph in the ESV translation of Acts has been evaluated and a factual statement about its content was recorded in one sentence.  Also, all the “That’ll preach!” verses were listed sequentially by reference under the statement about the paragraph in which they can...

How to Format a Sermon Outline

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When choosing which kind of sermon notes to take to the pulpit, you must choose that which allows you to be yourself — yet always be true to the text. The second you step to the pulpit, you are going to want the hours of your sermon preparation to be close to your heart and your fingertip. Here is my blank sermon notes template in Word. If you would like to see a completed sermon outline that I take to the pulpit, you can do so here.. 

“Husbands Love Your Wives” by Affirming Her Publicly

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The Bible makes it clear: Husbands, Love Your Wives So on Sunday, I took a pause from preaching to love my wife publicly. In front of our whole church, I chose to publicly affirm my wife. I rarely use the pulpit to make personal announcements. I believe that when I am on stage to preach God’s Word, I need to do just...

Four Essentials for Perseverance (Acts 14:8-24)

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The Christian life is a journey that requires strength, courage and perseverance. In this message, we will look at the first missionary journey of Paul and learn four key attitudes for our Christian faith: faith, courage, intentionality and determination. Sermon Resources: Study Notes on Acts 14.8-28 4 Essentials Sermon Outline Slides for this sermon: 4 Essentials for Perseverance of our Faith ...

Colossians: Find True Life in Christ (Colossians 2:8-15)

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/joshweidmann/7-19-2015.mp3 Have you ever felt empty? A life without God will lead to emptiness. God knew that so He sent His Son to make us fully alive in Christ. Through faith, we can experience the daily, powerful working of God. In this message we look at the importance of eliminating unessential spiritual activity from our life and how we are to...

Sermon and Study Notes for Luke 19:11-27

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This is without a doubt one of the hardest of the parables to exegete. I struggled with this passage for nearly twice as many hours as it takes to prep a normal sermon. Therefore, I feel it is all the more important to give my resources away for this sermon. Here are my files: Study Notes For Luke 19.11-27 - A...

How To Prepare to Preach Expository Sermons for Maximum Impact

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Preaching well is not something I simply strive to do, it is something I am called to do. When I sit to plan my preaching the weight of that calling can sometimes crush me underneath it. The effort of creating a sermon that allows the Holy Spirit to do great and unhindered work is a sweet but rigorous task. So...

Creating Your Perfect Preaching Space

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"Let’s get rid of the pulpit,” were some of my first words when starting my first senior pastor role in 2009. I was preparing to preach every week, which was different than what I had done in the past. I knew I quickly had to find what was comfortable for me. Sunday comes with amazing regularity, so finding a setup...

Radical Faithfulness: A Message on Luke 19:11-27 and the Parable of the Ten Minas

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This message is on the parable of the minas in Luke 19. Jesus tells this story to make at least two points. One has to do with the timing of His second coming being a long way off. The other has to do with how we are stewarding what we’ve been given in the meantime. The message is easy...

Sermon and Study Notes for the Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke 19:11-27

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This is without a doubt one of the hardest of the parables to exegete. I struggled with this passage for nearly twice as many hours as it takes to prep a normal sermon. Therefore, I feel it is all the more important to give my resources away for this sermon. Here are my files: Study Notes For Luke 19.11-27 - A...

Preaching to Apease?

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Phillips Brooks, in his Lectures on Preaching, said a powerful statement that should be tattooed on the minds of all those who approach the pulit: “If you are afraid of men and a slave to their opinions, go and do something else. Go and make shoes to fit them. Go even and paint pictures which you know are bad but...