Archive | February, 2015

3 Tweaks for Impactful Sermon Illustrations

Illustrations are essential to any sermon. A great illustration, that is. It can take a person from “I think I sort of get it” to the “ah, I see exactly what you mean!” moment.

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In fact, illustrations are used by teachers, preachers, parents, or anyone who is trying to convey something to someone effectively.

It’s for this reason that in grade school we learned addition by adding one apple to three apples to get a total of four apples. Continue Reading…

Earl McClellan: How I Preach

 Earl McClellan ShorelineDallas

Earl is the Lead Pastor of Shoreline Dallas. He has been in full-time ministry for 18 years. He and his beautiful wife Oneka with their two handsome boys moved to Dallas to launch Shoreline Dallas Church.  A vibrant church with over 1,000 people who call Shoreline their home. It’s only been three years since the launch and God has been doing amazing things there.  His vision is to see “On Earth as it is in Heaven.”

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5 Challenging Questions To Ask Yourself Before Preaching to Teenagers

The one thing I have always respected in my tenure as a youth pastor is the youth worker or speaker who takes the necessary time and preparation before getting up to speak to teens.

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Some don’t see it as an importance and will get up and wing it every time. I find this a bit offensive being that I believe students deserve our best foot forward every time we step into that pulpit. Continue Reading…