What methinks of Christian protesters

"Methinks thou dost protest too much." Shakespeare

Years ago after preaching the late morning slot at a Promise Keepers event in Albany, New York I overheard some of the PR staff of PK whispering about protesters outside. Of course I inserted myself into the conversation. It went something like this,

"Who's protesting

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Gospel giving, Salvation Segues & Transformed teenagers

Whether or not you're a youth leader, small group leader or Sunday school teacher I challenge you to get good at making salvation segues and giving the gospel weekly in your talks. Master the art of making the transition from the subject of your talk to the good news of

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Writing a sermon is like a building a house

I was in construction for 8 years of my life, mostly as a roofer. Having done tons of new construction houses over the years I learned a lot about what it takes to build a house from the ground up. There's something about being on a roof for twelve hours

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10 of my worst sermon gaffes, goofs and illustrations

When you preach for a living mistakes are bound to be made. Sometimes it's a sermon idea. It looks good on paper but when it passes from paper to preaching something get's twisted. Or perhaps it's an illustration that you think is going to work really well but it crashes

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How to make a "salvation segue" without it sounding like a "Jesus juke"

Jon Acuff (of Stuff Christians Like fame) describes what a Jesus juke is, "Like a football player juking you at the last second and going a different direction, the Jesus Juke is when someone takes what is clearly a joke filled conversation and completely reverses direction into something

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7 lessons I've learned about getting and keep the attention of teenagers

God has blessed me with the privilege of speaking to groups of teenagers for the last twenty five years or so. From small youth groups to medium sized camps to arenas full of students I have known the thrill and terror of trying to get and keep the attention of

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A sermon without the gospel is like....

I've always loved Spurgeon's response when he was asked what his style of preaching was, "I take me text and make a beeline for the cross." Boom!

With this quote in mind I sent out a Twee this morning that simply read, "A sermon without the gospel is like..." >#FillInTheBlank. To

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Why? What? How? NOW!

At Dare 2 Share we use a teaching strategy that we call "Why? What? How? Now!" We didn't sit down and try to create this technique to train arenas full of teenagers and keep their attention for a weekend. It just kind of evolved over twenty years of trial

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Conquering Nerves: 3 ways I overcome my fear of preaching

Whether it be before thousands of teenagers at a Dare 2 Share conference or hundreds of people in a church I struggle and battle nerves when it comes to preaching the Word of God. When I tell people that many of them look surprised. Maybe because I preach with

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10 things I do to prepare for a sermon

1. I ask God for the right passage to preach to hit the needs of my audience.
2. I read, study, pray...read, study, pray...(in the words of Derwin Gray, "I marinate on the text.")
3. I ask of the passage "What main thing is the whole thing saying?"

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Greg Stier

About Me

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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