9 Principles For Improving Your Preaching by Justin Anderson


Justin Anderson preaching RSF

J—Just be you.

O—Only preach as long as people want to listen to you

E—Every point should make the same point

L—Listen to what your body is saying

O—Operate a Manuel Transmission (change gears)

S—Say less, prove more

T—Teach me, move me, show me

E—Engage 4 archetypes: (1) Mechanic, (2) Smart Skeptic, (3) Disciple, (4) Dude there to pick up chicks (hit him with a hammer).

E—Everything is not “awesome” – only God is “Awesome”

N—Nurture your brain and heart

Justin Anderson is the Pastor of Redemption Church in San Francisco, California (redemptionsf.com)

*This acronym does not endorse by any means the ministry or theology of Joel Osteen. It just happens to be a good acronym for remembering these 9 points to improving your preaching craft.

Author: lifecoach4God

I am the Lead Pastor of Marin Bible Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 30 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.

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