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Preaching Nuts & Bolts

Conquer Sermon Prep, Save Time, and Write Better Messages
Narrated by: Brandon Hilgemann
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Preaching is hard work. When I first felt called to ministry, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had never preached a sermon in my life. I never had a mentor walk me through the process. In fact, I was scared to death of public speaking. So I argued with god. I begged him to let me do anything but preach. The thought of having to preach in front of a crowd every single week terrified me. But god didn't relent. I went to a Bible college. I thought, "Surely, Bible college will teach me how to preach!" I applied myself. I graduated with honors with a ministry degree. But sadly, I was only forced to preach two times in the entire four years I was there. Since I was scared, I didn't go out of my way to seek preaching opportunities like I should have.

Suddenly, I found myself in my first job as a youth pastor. I immediately had to preach at least once a week. Panic! Bible college did not prepare me for this. What should I do? My first attempts at sermons (if you could even call it that) were horrendous. I stood in front of my notes, shaking while reading the message word for word. This is not what I got into ministry to do! I needed to get better. So I hit the books. I read every book on preaching I could get my hands on. The books were all right but mostly theoretical. So I asked a lot of pastors a lot of questions and started listening to as many good preachers as I could find. Finally, I started getting some practical advice. Slowly, I began to get better with each message.

This little book is the kind of resource I wish I had way back when I felt the call to ministry. There were good books on preaching, but most lacked the practical tips I needed. I knew why I preached and what to preach. What I didn't know was how to preach. I needed short, practical tips to get me started in the right direction.

©2016 Brandon Hilgemann (P)2016 Brandon Hilgemann

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  • John L. Jefferson
  • 03-12-2018

very helpful

I am listening to this book for the third time, because I found the information to be helpful, in developing skills in sermon preparation. In addition to help me develop a preach plan.

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  • Michael Jones
  • 27-06-2020

Great for novice and reminder for experienced

Thoroughly enjoyed how I was able to focus on the details of the various components for preparation and presentation while being reminded of the big picture and purpose Continued blessings on your ministry

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  • Chad ward
  • 21-05-2020

not biblical/false doctrine

not biblical! false teachings! very disappointed! alcohol's okay seriously? smh he should be ashamed of himself

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  • tomicia
  • 11-10-2019

great help all the way through so glad I picked it

I love God and his people and I want to do all I can to help reach people effectively. With Brandon's book and all the helpful tips and reminders of what to do. I really can see better ways of preparing to preach. I loved this book! it is a definite resource for anyone working in ministry.

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  • Phoenix AZ
  • 08-10-2019

Exactly what I needed

This book is exactly what I needed to get started on creating and delivering better sermons. Thank you!

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  • Andrelle R. Perry
  • 17-04-2019

Ministry help

This audio book is a great resource that I'll listen to again. Great practical advice.

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  • nLightin
  • 10-12-2018

Good overall

Voice occasionally dropped when citing Bible verses, and authors for some quotes. Overall this was a good book for the technical aspect of preaching.

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  • Juan
  • 19-08-2018

good book

good book to learn and to improve the way to preach your services. dont miss it.

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  • Jake Ervin
  • 18-08-2018

Packed tight like sardines in a can!

This is voice to text so I apologize for any spelling errors. This little book (and the Audible version of this book) is packed tight with all kinds of useful information! It is not a 22-hour long series, but rather, it is what you need to know. Amazing examples, useful & insightful suggestions and step by step directions. One update: Amazon changed the address for your Kindle notes & highlights. Now it is "kindle.amazon.com". I about shouted for you when you unveiled that little gold nugget! I, too, have moved to Kindle books! Thank you, and, I lived in Rio Rancho, and watched the Balloon Fiesta every year!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-2017

a practical approach to preaching

this book is solid. gets right to the point and helps you become the preacher God called you to be. I great book to keep on the shelf and reference back to from time to time.