I frequently get asked the same two questions about my message preparation:
How long does it take?
An average message takes about 20 to 25 hours from start to finish. I am a slow processor, and I like to sit with things in my heart and mind a while before I put them on paper.
How do you go about putting a message together?
Most of my messages are birthed the same way.
Of course, this whole process needs to be bathed in prayer and Holy Spirit directed, which means I need to spend quantity and quality time alone with God if the message is to be meaningful.
Pastors, how does this differ from the way you put together a message?
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Ron Edmondson serves as the senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and has an impressive history of church planting and church growth. A nationally known Christian leader, he was raised in a Christian home and active in his home church, First Baptist Church of Clarksville, Tennessee, serving as a lay leader, deacon, Sunday School director, and teacher. After twenty years in business, including time owning an insurance agency and a small manufacturing company, Ron heard God’s call to ministry.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Ron’s strong theological background guides him to teach faithfully from Scripture. Ron identifies himself as a wisdom seeker and a teacher.
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