12 Reasons the Gospel should be preached in every sermon

1.  It honors the Lord (Romans 15:5,6.)

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4 super simple & effective ways to become a better speaker

I've been speaking to teenagers for almost three decades now, during a third of that time I was a preaching pastor as well. I'm terrible at sports (uncoordinated) and horrific at hobbies (easily distracted) so I've poured everything I have into becoming a better, more impacting communicator. 

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Why? What? How? Now! This 4 step training process can help you teach any audience more effectively

Over the last 25 years I have had the privilege of equipping over one million teenagers to share their faith. Some of this has been through curriculum, apps and videos but the majority of it has been through live training events. 

Through it all our team at Dare 2 Share has discovered a simple four step process to effectively train teenagers to master evangelism. We call it "Why? What? How? Now!" We use this method to guide everything we do.

From the way we've run our conferences in the past to the way we are programming Dare 2 Share Live coming up this September, this method has enabled us to help teenagers master the often intimidating art/science of evangelism.

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10 ways to amp up your sermon impact right away

1.  Spend time praying that God will give you the right passage(s) to preach.

2.  Exegete the needs of the audience before you exegete the meaning of the text.

3.  Soak yourself in the passage(s) you are going to preach. Ask God through his Holy Spirit to reveal to you the meaning, main point and some powerful insights.

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10 ways to ruin a sermon

1. Make it about you, not Jesus.

2. Let the Holy Spirit just lead you on the spot (not also the week or two before in your prep time!)

3. Forget to use your clutch (also called "transitions") as you switch gears between points.

4. Preach like a Texas

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5 things you can do make your youth talk better

Have you ever given a youth group talk that just stunk? I have and it's not a pleasant experience. Unlike adults, teenagers won't pretend to be interested or attentive. They will literally roll their eyes, start talking to the person next to them or just text away about the lameness

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9 ways to ruin a sermon

1. Make it about you, not Jesus.

2. Force Scripture to fit to your outline, instead of the other way around.

3. Preach like a Texas Steer, "a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in-between"

4. Exegete the meaning of the text without exegeting the needs of the audience.


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5 hints for using humor when speaking to teenagers

Humor is a great tool to use when communicating God's Word to teeenagers (or anyone for that matter.) It breaks down barriers, captures attention and gets the audience's adrenalin kicked into high gear. As a result, teenagers are more ready to receive what you are seeking to teach them from

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How to give an effective invitation (without crash landing!)

A few days ago I did a blog post about evangelistic sermons that crash at the altar call. Beautiful takeoff. Wonderful flight. Crash-landing.

Basically the premise of the post was that a lot of preachers/pastors/evangelists/youth leaders do a great job opening up their sermon and communicating the gospel but then,

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Sermons that crash-land

Beautiful take-off. Wonderful flight. Crash-landing.

Unfortunately, that's what I've witnessed toward the end of many preachers' evangelistic sermons.

These well-meaning communicators of God's Word often have great opening illustrations that capture the audience's attention. Their takeoff is flawless and inviting.

Many times their beautiful takeoff is followed by a wonderful sermon. The preacher

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Greg Stier

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Hi, I'm Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries. On this blog I share personal experiences about life, ministry, and how we are mobilizing teenagers across America to share their faith. I would love to connect with you. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or join a move of God at Dare 2 Share.

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