#010: What to Do After the Sermon [PODCAST]

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  • This is episode #010 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

    In this episode, we will talk about the things you should do after you have preached.


    Sermon preparation is hard work. It involves 20 hours of prayer, labor, repentance, thanksgiving, and meditation. While preparation is hard work, so is recovery. Preaching takes something out of you physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Preaching can be even more draining and discouraging when no one responds, so what do you do?

    Here are seven things I recommend you do after the sermon is preached:

    1. Pray.
    2. Get healthy feedback.
    3. Don’t over analyze the sermon.
    4. Be on guard.
    5. Review the sermon manuscript or sermon notes.
    6. Detach yourself from the sermon.
    7. Rest.


    What do you think? What do you do after you preach? Which of these recommendations do you find most helpful? 

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    The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is this week. It will meet September 24-26, 2014, in Jacksonville. This 3-day event is designed to teach, model, or promote faithful Bible exposition among preachers and teachers.

    Hope to see you at the SBTS Expositors Conference October 28-30, 2014, with R. Albert Mohler and John F. MacArthur. I also will be speaking at the pre-conference on October 27th.

    Life and death and eternity and worlds unknown may hang on the preaching and hearing of one sermon.- Charles Haddon Spurgeon


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    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.