Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of the Moment

Some of my most effective messages didn’t require twelve or twenty hours of study; I wrote them in ten minutes or less.

Every pastor, preacher, public speaker carries their “stick message” (recycled messaged that brings the house down)” everywhere they go.  However, there are times when a recycled messaged doesn’t fit the context or mood.

Woman giving a speech at a convention

College, grad school, and seminary gave me the tools for delving into the Word and coming up with a sermon. And I am reasonably confident that as the Lord guides and empowers me, I can deliver it intact.

That’s why I’m going to keep my finger on the pulse of the moment and take a lesson from Brandon Kelly’s article, “Why Preparing A Sermon in 10 Minutes Will Make You A Better Preacher.” I’m not ditching my weekly sermon prep, just adding another tool to my arsenal.

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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  • Marvin Williams

    Good stuff, Stowers. Great post. Thanks for sharing this. This tool could be a game changer for preachers.