It’s 6:10 p.m. I have 20 minutes to finish my weekly sermon for a service that begins at 7 p.m. My sermon includes a bit about ancient culture, a few major points I want people to remember, and some questions I hope the congregation will ponder. But it still lacks punch. It’s missing some key elements: a strong quote, a moving prayer, a surprising statistic, and elegant slides to share them all. Although I’ve been pulled in every direction by life, school, and work this week, that won’t matter to my listeners. The people who have graciously allowed me their time won’t care why my sermon falls flat. They’ll only remember that it wasn’t worth their time. I need to solve this problem.
Moments like these are what prompted us to create the Pastorum Series. This collection includes a solid set of resources to make your preaching more effective and preempt sermon prep breakdowns.
If I used the Pastorum Series in a situation like this, I would easily be able to finish preparing my sermon in 20 minutes. [Read more…]