Links of the Week (6/20/15)

Each Saturday we point you to the best content we have encountered over the week on the internet.

Links of the Week

Links of the Week


The Greatest Challenge Facing Fast Growing Churches by Scott Williams

How Younger Preachers Can Help Their Hearers by Eric Davis

One of the more amazing things about God’s redemptive plan for the world is that he uses human beings to further it. Even more amazing is that he uses men. And still more amazing is that he often uses young men. Truly all the applause for redemptive history rises to God.

16 Things You Can do this Week to Get Unstuck in Your Sermon Prep by Lane Sebring

Do you ever get stuck in a sermon prep rut? I do. Sometimes the sermon comes together like a beautifully crafted work of art. But other times I struggle to make progress in my study. It’s hard to break out of sermon prep stuck-ness. I’ve learned a few things that help me overcome these stuck times, and I want to share them with you. Here’s 16 things you can do this week to get unstuck in your sermon prep:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Preachers by Thom Rainer

I sometimes listen to preachers with amazement, if not awe. So many of them are incredibly effective in communicating God’s Word, so much more effective than I ever was or will be. I certainly understand that assessing effectiveness is a very subjective assignment. But, simply put, a number of preachers I have observed are incredible in explaining and applying the Word. As a consequence, God changes lives and saves people.

5 Advantages of Your Own Mobile App by Outreach Magazine

Considering a mobile app for your church? It may be a good idea. Read this!

Rookie Preacher Articles

5 Things Pastors Should Do When They’re Not Feeling Creative

RPP 002: What to Do When You’re Done Writing Your Sermon

Leader: Find a Mentor

Fred Craddock on Storytelling in Sermons

*Bonus – Joe’s article on*

The Criticism I Hated—but Made Me a Better Preacher


Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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