Big Idea Sermons
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: March 01, 2018
Number of Pages: 384
Dimensions: 9.00 × 6.00 (inches)
The pastor’s life never goes as one would imagine it. The highs are much greater and heartfelt than you anticipate; the anxiety and stress are deeper and last longer than you expect. Add to this mix the possibility of working a full time job in addition to pastoring, and you can see why a pastor's time is in such great demand.
What if you could hold in your hand a resource that would jump start your sermon writing process, allowing you to save time and still deliver a trustworthy sermon?
Dr. Paul Cannings, once a young pastor himself, remembers the days of struggling to balance it all. Now he has written a helpful guidebook that provides everything a pastor or lay teacher needs to write an effective, moving, and biblically sound sermon for each of the fifty-two weeks in the year. In Big Idea Sermons, Dr. Cannings clearly lays out the key components of a good sermon by including sermon outlines, series, background information, illustrations, holiday messages for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's and Father's Day, and more. He also includes references to the Hebrew and Greek texts for further validation. By working with the original languages, Dr. Cannings proclaims the gospel in a clear, engaging, and trustworthy manner.
Pastors, preachers, lay teachers, and anyone in position to preach a sermon or teach a lesson: Big Idea Sermons is here to help. All that you need to write a good sermon is included. Be sure to read, meditate, and pray so you may use this resource wisely and effectively.
Dr. Paul Cannings is a well-known pastor, teacher, and author. Widely regarded as the “Pastor’s Pastor,” he has devoted the last thirty plus years to training pastors domestically and internationally, teaching them how to effectively administer, manage, and grow their churches. Dr. Cannings is the founder and Senior Pastor of Living Word Fellowship Church in Houston, and is the founder and president of Power Walk Ministries, a national and global training resource for clergy and lay leaders. He also serves as president of Living Word Christian Academy, is an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, and National Director of The Urban Alternative.
Dr. Cannings studied at Oxford University, England, and holds a Doctorate in Philosophy/Theological Studies in Religion and Society from Oxford Graduate School in Dayton, TN. He earned a Master’s Degree in Theology, Bible, and Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College, Sherman, Texas.
He is the author of many books, most notably, Why Can’t Mondays Be More Like Sundays?, Biblical Answers for the 21st Century Church, Making Your Vision a Reality, Jesus and Money, and Give Fear a Knock Out Punch.
Dr. Cannings and his wife Everette are the parents of two adult sons, Paul Jr. and Pierre, who are married to Tanisha and Monica, respectively. They have seven grandchildren.