Podcast Episode #489
Sunday comes every week for a pastor. And that means a sermon needed nearly every week. Today, we discuss how to combat sermon block if and when that happens.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- The more you can plan ahead with sermon prep, the less likely you are to fight sermon block the week of the sermon.
- Both church members and staff can be sources for sermon pointers.
- Pastors, if you plagiarize your sermons, people will notice.
- Being prepared (mentally and spiritually) and starting early are two main keys to beating sermon block.
The five methods we cover to combat sermon block are:
- Preach through books of the Bible
- Take sermon preparation retreats
- Brainstorm with staff and church members
- Listen to other preachers’ podcasts (BUT DON’T PLAGIARIZE!)
- Start early in the week
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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