There are more homiletics resources available now in a coalesced way that at any point in history. So, there is no reason, resource wise, for today’s pastor to be ill equipped to preach well. However, perhaps with so many resources, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Therefore, in this article I want to share a few of the resources that I have come to consider my personal favorites.
Most people decide within the first 30 seconds of your sermon if they will listen to you for the next minute or two. Then, within the first minute or two, they decide whether they will listen to you for the next 30 minutes. This has everything to do with how you begin your message. Therefore in this article, I want to share with you five tips that I use to assemble a well crafted introduction.
In this two-part post, I list and explain my process from going from text to sermon in 10 foundational steps. This week in part two, I deal with the design or communication (homiletics) portion of sermon development — “developing how to preach it.”
In this two-part post, I list and explain my process from going from text to sermon in 10 foundational steps. This week in part one, I deal with the interpretation process — “discovering what to preach.”
Having a proposition — a simple statement that captures the essence of your sermon in a sentence — can greatly enhance your preaching. This post offers 5 simple yet profound reasons why.
This is part 2 of a 2 part series on finding fresh illustrations. After listing my seven favorite kinds of illustrations that can have an impact on your audience last week, here in part 2 I offer the top five ways to find them for your sermons.