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Ever write a message or talk that even you suspected was boring?
That’s exactly where I found myself a while back.
Message - Series - Weeks - Days - Delivery
I’d outlined my message for our current series weeks ago, but when I went back into it 6 days before delivery, I realized I’d written a basically boring sermon on a fundamentally exciting subject.
What’s worse, it moved me into one of the worst cases of writer’s block I’ve had in years.
Message - Day - Day - Subject
I worked at the message day after day but I just couldn’t make it interesting, despite having a fascinating subject.
Don’t get me wrong. As a preacher and Christian, I’m the first to tell you God’s Word is never boring. But sometimes we preachers make it boring. That’s exactly where I was heading this Sunday.
Message - Days - Success - Preachers - Message
I kept tweaking the message for a few days with little success. I still found it…boring. And preachers, if you’re bored by your message, it’s a guarantee your audience will be as well.
How did I get through it? Well, I dug out everything I know about beating writer’s block and solving the problem of boring writing.
Think - Sunday - Message - Fact
It worked…I think. You only ever really find out on Sunday. But I’m no longer bored by my message. In fact, I was excited to preach it.
Almost every communicator I know has been there…so I thought I’d share my 7 best tips on beating writer’s block and eliminating boring sermons.
Preachers - Message - Guarantee - Audience
Preachers, if you’re bored by your message, it’s a virtual guarantee your audience will be as well.
If a sermon or piece of writing comes off as boring, it’s often because it lacks tension.
Tension - Tension - Story
As much as we all dislike tension personally, without the tension, there is no story.
Think of the universal plot line for every story/book/movie you’ve ever loved.
It’s NOT this:
Good thing happens.
Thing - Happens
Another good thing happens.
Then lots of good things happen forever.
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