Martin Thielen

Preaching with Visual Impact

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  • Posted on September 19th, 2013

Preaching is more effective when it is both heard and seen. Like the prophet Isaiah, today’s worshipers benefit from an encounter with God that impacts both their ears and…

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Martin Thielen

About This Author

Martin Thielen is senior pastor at Cookeville First United Methodist Church, Cookevile, TN and author of  What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?: A Guide to What Matters Most. More of his writing, sermons, and worship ideas can be found at www.GettingReadyForSunday.com. 

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