Blog Archives

Why the Sermon Series Theme?

IMG_7902Our team often decorates each sermon series with a theme of some sort.  Why?

Short Answer: Jesus did it.

Long Answer:  At PromiseLand, we are very intentional about reaching all types of people in the congregation.  Everyone from first timers to old timers listen in the audience.  Every one of them have a ‘gate keeper’ in their brain that tells them, “Don’t listen to this. You have already heard it before.”  Doctors have studied “Broca’s area” of the brain and have determined it is “the theater critic of the imagination, the part of the human mind that anticipates and ignores the predictable.”   Basically, if your brain predicts that it has heard the information already, then it quits listening and begins thinking on other more interesting things.  (read more about that here)

Our job as speakers is to break through the Broca area of the brain and let people know that they haven’t heard this before OR you have never heard it like this.

So this is what our team does in sermon prep:

Read the rest of this entry

Robin Steele

leadership ideas, sermon notes, and other things...

Abiding in the Kingdom

An exploration of spiritual life

Beautiful Truth

encouraging & inspiring authentic relationship with God and each other

mialuanne

HoPE for Mia Lu Anne

Made Meaningful

Let's Walk Together

it is what it is (and what YOU make of it!)

a blog about faith, family and life

Brandon Stewart Communications

Inspire. Equip. Coach.

DUSTYDEAN

husband. father. pastor. founder of reveal. lover of chips.

MELISSA MON AMIE

Living Life Abundantly

Sammy Yammy and HoPE

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." ~Dr. Seuss

Abiding in the Kingdom

An exploration of spiritual life

Journey Full of Life

The Story of Braxton Joseph