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How can a pastor prepare his own heart for a funeral?

Because there are so many elements to plan and logistics to prepare for, it is not uncommon for the pastor to have all his words prepared, service planned out, everyone in place, processional details checked off, and realize an essential

Posted in Funerals, Preaching

Should I Plant or Revitalize A Local Church?

Here is the sermon Brian Croft preached today at The Chapel Service of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary answering this question…kind of. “Should I Plant or Revitalize A Local Church?”  (Titus 2) Watch, Listen, and find out…

Posted in Preaching, Training for Ministry

How does a pastor evaluate his sermon one hour after preaching it?

This might surprise you, but one of the most dangerous times for a pastor are the hours following his Sunday sermon. You step down from the pulpit still wired and juices flowing as you greet those leaving from the service.  Then,

Posted in Preaching

What 3 elements should be in every funeral sermon?

I was contacted last week by a pastor asking this question and thought there might be others asking it also.  The most helpful advice I ever received about preaching at a funeral for someone I didn’t know is: “Don’t preach

Posted in Funerals, Preaching
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