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Using Props –Preaching Tip for 25 August 2019

Using props can add not only visuals but fun to your sermon. For example, in the story sermon for this week, try using a rubber snake. I guarantee it will bring your sermon to life, even if it’s not real.  Sometimes tangibles can help people connect with your...

Song Fodder –Preaching Tip for 18 August 2019

Looking for sermon ideas?  Try looking up hymns! Many of our oldest hymns contain serious theological and biblical fodder! They also contain a whole lot of wonderful metaphors to mine and use. To access this post, you must purchase Standard Membership or Standard...

The Apothecary –Preaching Tip for 28 July 2019

One of my favorite metaphors for Jesus is the “apothecary.” Prevalent as an image in Christian art of the renaissance, Jesus is depicted behind the apothecary’s counter handing out cures for ailments, such as avarice, greed, gluttony, and envy. Yet...

Fire –Preaching Tip for 21 July 2019

The metaphor of fire is one we use and celebrate throughout Pentecost. Pentecost is not just one day or one Sunday but an enduring season for Christians, in which we remember what it means to be “on fire” for Jesus. Use the metaphor of fire not only in...