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Preaching

Tips, ideas, articles, and ruminations about the art and craft of preaching.

You Belong Here – The Outcast

By Church, Preaching
John 4 tells the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. While the conversation initially begins with a request for water, Jesus quickly steers it into a topic that she was trying to avoid: her shame. There was a reason why she was drawing water at a time of day when few other people would be there. She had been married multiple times and was currently living with someone who was not her husband. When Jesus asks about her husband, he is not trying to embarrass her but to prove that he is from God. In this story, there are several levels of outcast involved: how Jews viewed Samaritans, how men treated women, and the fact that she had been married many times. Like people today, Jesus does not let her past or her status disqualify her from God’s love. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube...
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What You Might Have in Common with Jesus (video)

By Church, Preaching
If you’ve ever felt rejected or unwelcomed, then you are good in company – the same thing happened to Jesus. Although many of the common people were attracted to Jesus and his message, the Jewish leaders and authorities viewed Jesus as either a threat or a blasphemer. Isaiah 53 reminds us that Jesus was “despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem” (Isaiah 53:3). In many respects, Jesus was the ultimate outsider both then and now. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership...
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Healing Power of Jesus (video)

By Church, Preaching
https://youtu.be/r2e6aEgjHKI When I was lost and wandering in the months after my mom’s passing, it wasn’t a good teacher that began the process of healing my heart. As we’ve seen in our journey through the New Testament book of Hebrews, Jesus was much more than just a good teacher. It doesn't matter whether our pain is self-inflicted or imposed on us by others. It is through Jesus we experience the healing power of God. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in management and leadership helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need...
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The Power of Practicing Godly Thoughts (video)

By Church, Preaching
In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes about the “10,000-hour rule” and how people who become successful in their fields spend countless hours practicing. We often talk about “practice makes perfect” – but that’s only true if we’re practicing the right things! In Philippians 4, Paul commands us to “put into practice” the right thoughts and attitudes. When practiced consistently over time, these thoughts and attitudes become God-honoring habits. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in management and leadership helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need a Speaker or Presenter? Interested...
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Jesus Our Great Example (video)

By Church, Preaching
This shouldn’t surprise anybody … but I’ve not always made decisions that honored God. There have been times in my life when my actions were more influenced by my friends – or those I wanted to be my friends – than they were by Jesus. There have been questions that I processed more as an American than as a Christian. Truth is, we’re all shaped by something or someone. As Christians, we are called to be shaped by the cross of Jesus. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in management and...
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