Improving the Preacher-Listener Connection

The link below is to an article that takes a look at improving the connection between the preacher and the listener.

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Principles for Young Preachers

The link below is to an article that looks at 10 principles for the young preacher, which will probably be of help to all, though they may seem a bit simple.

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Engaging The Preacher Before He Preaches

The link below is to an article that offers some practical and useful suggestions concerning speaking to the preacher prior to him preaching.

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8 Ways to Become a Warm-Hearted Preacher

Biblical Preaching

Hot2John Stott wrote that a preacher is a bridge builder. That is, in the act of preaching, the preacher is seeking to build a bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of the listeners. A good biblical message will be solidly earthed in the biblical text, but it must also fully embrace the listeners in their world.

Effective communication requires that we know about those who are listening to our message.  However, the preacher is not a politician, nor a salesperson.  The preacher is a shepherd of souls.  God invites us not only to know the listeners, but to really love them.

Here are eight nudges in that direction:

1. We love, because God first loved us.  We cannot self-generate love for God or for other people.  Love is a response to the love God has first poured out for us.  As we fix our gaze on…

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