Preaching Through Podcast

Preaching Through Podcast

Pastors are planning, preparing, and preaching in isolation. It is not that they don’t have trusted friends and family around them – they do. The isolation they are facing is in their own ministry where they play multiple positions, fill multiple roles, and feel they do not have anyone else to share the burden of preaching and teaching with. The Preaching Through podcast is the conversation that takes place when pastors come together to encourage one another to grow, challenging each other’s ability to communicate the Gospel. Each episode gives you a seat table with ministry leaders exploring how to plan and prepare to preach through topics, books, and subjects that are central to following Jesus in 21st Century America.


September 26, 2023 37 mins

Are you preaching from a manuscript? Do you have a bullet point list that serves as your sermon notes? Are you stepping into the pulpit with no notes with your entire message memorized and ready to deliver?

Very few pastors ever start out, completely satisfied with how they handle their sermon notes for every sermon — maybe over time you get a bit more comfortable, but in the end many preachers aspire to handle the notes p...

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How fun would it be to use your best stories, best illustrations, best jokes, and best sermon content for two, three, even four sermons straight?

What's more... everyone shows up for every message!

This is the opportunity afforded when you are invited to preach at camps and conferences and that's exactly what we're talking about in this episode of Preaching Through Podcast.

Discover practic...

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September 5, 2023 40 mins

Get used to preaching in front of a camera — it's not going away. In fact, it may become more and more common for pastors to teach and preach through a lens to supplement the live weekend preaching. 

In this episode of Preaching Through Podcast you'll discover some of the insights and instruction you can lean on as you seek to become a more effective communicator through the camera. 

Discover all of our free resou...

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August 29, 2023 45 mins

There is a 'right way' to preach through a wedding and funeral... 'get out of the way, its not about you.' It's true, no one is there to see you, yet, you have such an important part.

From storytelling, to sharing the Gospel, to ministering to the people involved, there is an opportunity to use the preaching moment to remind people of what's important, why it matters, and how to respond. 

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August 22, 2023 44 mins

What do you believe your sermons have the power to do? What do you believe about the weekly preaching moment? Who or what should have influence over your preaching? 

What are your Assumptions, Beliefs, and Convictions about preaching? 

Every preacher has them but very few write them down and if you have never written them down, it is worth your time.

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August 15, 2023 47 mins

Preaching is most effective at leading congregational change when aligned with and supporting other discipleship environments in the church. The annual calendar provides natural seasons of momentum and choosing one core emphasis or initiative to "disproportionately" promote throughout the fall allows for maximum focus and impact without overwhelming people.

Imagine showing up every Sunday to a congregation energi...

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August 10, 2023 73 mins

If you're unhappy with your sermon prep process, you're not alone. When surveying pastors and asking them to share an area where they would like to become stronger in related to their preaching an overwhelming amount say things like:

A better sermon prep process
More organized preparation process
Better rhythm for my sermon prep
A prep process that doesn't bleed into the weekend

There is...

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November 8, 2022 49 mins

 Concubines, slavery, the murder of women and children, adultery, and conspiracy are just a few of the topics in Old Testament books that can discourage pastors from embracing the Hebrew Scriptures and stick with the New Testament books. It's understandable. On top of that, we are living in the New Covenant and much of what we find in Old Testament books is not really meant for modern day Christians.

Well, if you care...

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November 1, 2022 47 mins

Preaching through a non-fiction book sermon series. There are many benefits to incorporating the work of other authors, pastors, and writers into your sermons, even doing entire studies around their works... but should you do it? Is it wise? 

There are benefits to preaching through non-fiction books but there are also many cautions and do the cautions outweigh the benefits?

Preachers have more teaching content ava...

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October 25, 2022 54 mins

You will be responsible for preaching through tough texts. Whether the texts are tough theologically speaking or tough culturally speaking, your people will be watching how you handle yourself and the scriptures. As important as it is to handle God's Word with care and intentionality, it is equally important to communicate the beauty of why God's way is best. How do you gracefully acknowledge emotions your people may have...

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October 18, 2022 52 mins

Have you ever wondered why after preaching for 30 or 40 minutes on a Sunday you are wiped that afternoon (when you could easily speak for an hour at the Rotary Club and not think twice)? Preaching is not the conveying of information but a call to transformation and a huge part of that call is your experience. 

The greatest gift you bring to the preaching moment is your entire self. And if you're bringing your entire s...

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September 13, 2022 37 mins

Over 600 pastors were asked, "How many Sundays do you teach a year." Nearly 45% responded that they teach 45 to 52 Sundays. 

Pastors are preaching too much and whether that is by default or design, having a sermon calendar will not only help you schedule in the time off you need to make it through the long-haul of ministry,  you will also discover the added planning will empower you to increase study, extract mor...

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September 6, 2022 51 mins

If Easter Sunday is the Super Bowl of preaching, Christmas is the college football national championship. There's a lot of hype, excitement, and planning to make the most of these two events, yet they represent just two moments in your larger ministry.

How much priority should be placed on each one?
What is the true evangelism opportunity that exists?
Where should we set our expectations for short-term and lon...

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August 30, 2022 38 mins

If you preach to people who are in pain you will always have an audience. This is especially true during many big cultural events that we have become accustomed to seeing flash on our screens as a part of the 24/7 news cycle.

At the most trivial level these cultural events are controversial... but often they are tragedy. There is a soberness to it and our hope is that this conversation will help preachers and pastors figur...

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August 23, 2022 42 mins

Which Gospel should you preach through? When you make the decision to do a deep dive on the life of Jesus, which Gospel narrative should you select? Moreover, how long should you dedicate to preaching that text? Do you want to preach the entire Gospel? Do you want to focus in on just the Sermon On the Mount? Would it be better to preach through all of the parallel passages?

While there is no right way to preach through one...

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August 16, 2022 46 mins

Imagine that there is an election season approaching, and there is political unrest around the country over a large number of issues.

Now, imagine that the church that you are leading is full of people of differing views on many issues, each coming from unique life experiences.

Finally, you have 30 to 40 minutes to paint a picture of who God is, what He is like, and how Jesus would have His people live out in the ...

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August 9, 2022 35 mins

When you think about doing a vision series, does that excite you or fill you with dread? Wherever you land, one of the most rewarding moments in ministry is hearing your people speak your vision back to you. That’s when you know they’re starting to “get it”!

You know preaching is so much more than casting a vision! It’s about building a culture and a church where lives are changed and people come to know Christ.

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Pastors are working crazy hours, wearing multiple hats, and filling multiple job descriptions, and not complaining (or trying not to complain). On top of everything you still have to find time to plan, prepare, and preach a compelling message every week.

Preaching is like having an oral exam every week and they're bringing their friends to watch. You put that with all the pressures preaching pastors are already experi...

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