Ed Young Pastor Fellowship Church Dallas/Ft Worth Creative Church Conference Creative Pastors Shares How Prepares His Sermon Series Messages (VIDEO)

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I  came across this really cool video a few days ago.  It’s from Ed Young’s video blog, and in it he shares how he prepares his sermons every week.  Ed is the Senior Pastor of the 18,000-member Fellowship Church, based in Grapevine, TX. He’s especially known for his provocative sermon series titles like “Forgiveness: The Real F-Word” and “Get Your Fear In Gear,” and his out of the box, creative stage design – some of the props he’s used in the past include a king size bed for his series on marriage, and and a Corvette for one of his series’ called “RPM’s”.  All these ingredients makes his messages fresh and entertaining while being fully grounded biblically.

So, how does he prepare his sermons?

He says that he reserves Saturday mornings for study.  Basically, he spends Saturday mornings in study and preparation for about 2 – 4 hours.

Some of the commentaries and tools he uses include:

1. “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To The Bible” – he says that so often when you’ve been preaching for so long it becomes hard to know what to say and what not to say in your sermons, for him he says he tends to say too much, when he could’ve said it in a more conscise way. So “The Complete Idiot’s Guide” helps him to keep his messages lean and to the point.

2. He uses the “Life Application Study Bible” (NIV) a lot – it has some cool notes in it and some great bible character sketches.

3.  He uses the Dallas Theological Commentary called “The Bible Knowledge Commentary” bu John F. Walvoord  – he’s been using this for a long time

4. He also makes a lot of notes and highlights Bible passages all throughout his Bible as he reads and studies, that tends to stimulate ideas for new and future sermons.

5.  He keeps a ‘preaching journal’ with different ideas and illustrations that he fills regularly with all sorts of thoughts and musings that come to mind, as an ideabank to refer to later.

6. He also uses the “Liberty Bible Commentary” by Liberty University, that he’s had for a while.

He’s Saturday schedule basically consist of studying for a few hours at home in the mornings, then he’ll go to the gym and work-out, then he’ll go to the Church, study some more at the Church for a couple of hours, then get ready to preach at their Saturday evening services at Fellowship Church. Sometimes he also paints after a time of Saturday morning study.

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One Comment to “Ed Young Pastor Fellowship Church Dallas/Ft Worth Creative Church Conference Creative Pastors Shares How Prepares His Sermon Series Messages (VIDEO)”

  1. Dear Beloved Saints,
    Receive Warm greetings and blessings to you from Bungoma, Kenya, East africa through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ!

    We pray and hope you are kept and moving by the Holy Spirit in all He has laid upon your heart unto Him and for His Kingdom.Be blessed for your prayers, love, Ministry and services you do in your area bringing Souls to the full knowledge and stature of our Lord Jesus Christ!

    We ould love to share our hearts with you. We are a Ministry founded and established in Bungoma, Kenya,with several church branches mostly in rural areas in East africa with the name GOSPEL BELIEVERS FELLOWSHIP Ministries started and registered in the year 1968 and 1974 respectively.

    We have:
    – EVANGELISM/OPEN AIR CRUSADES – CHURCH PLANTING/ESTABLISHMENT
    – THE 40 ORPHANS/ 70 MORE IN FOSTER HOMES/ NEEDY/ STREET KIDS/ WIDOWS
    – CHILDREN CHURCH AND DEVELOPMENT – TEACHING MATERIALS NEEDED
    – EDUCATION FOR GIRLS/ LESS FORTUNATE – NEED PRAYERS.
    – INCOMPLETE PROPOSED BIBLE SCHOOL BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
    – SMALL LIBRARY THAT NEEDS LITERATURE SERVING LARGE POPULATION
    – PASTORS/WOMEN/YOUTH/PROGRAMS, CONFERENCES, RALLIES.
    – WATER BOREHOLE WELL DRILLING AND DIGGING/ PROJECT (WATER PROBLEM).
    – POVERTY ERADICATION PROJECTS; ANEED TO START SMALL SCALE PROJECTS ETC
    – PRISONS MINISTRY
    – COMMUNITY HEALTH PROBLEMS
    – NEED FOR BIBLES FOR OUTREACH
    – REHABILITATION PROGRAMME
    – DROUGHT AND FAMINE/ HUNGER FIGHT

    Our heart is to reach out for Souls and help where we can to raise, train and equip for Christ work.Mathew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
    1) To Exalt and Glorify God
    2) To edify the Saints
    3) To preach the Gospel
    4) & to make Disciples

    We extend invitation to you into our Ministry, may the Lord enable you to come and visit us in Kenya, East africa and see what He is doing. We also yearn for fellowship and togetherness in unity of the body of Christ.
    May the Lord bless you for your concern, love,prayers and fellowship.

    IMMEDIATE ISSUES: There is on going Drought, Hunger, Famine, HIV/Aids pandemic, TB, Pbeumonia, Diabetes on the rise with other difficulties serverely affecting the poor majority in this region.But our God is able and in control.

    2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified, even as it is with you,

    In His Vineyard,
    Rev. Robert and Irene Bushebi
    Office Administrators.

    http://www.gospelbelievers.net
    http://WWW.hopeforeastafrica.org

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