#074: How to Structure a Sermon [PODCAST]

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  • #074: How to Structure a Sermon [PODCAST]

    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 

    In this episode, we discuss how to structure a sermon. Good, clear, sound and sermon structure is key to effective preaching. But sermon structure must stay in its place. You do not want to preach a jellyfish sermon, with no structure. And you do not want to preach a skeleton, with no life.

    How should you structure your sermon for effective preaching? 

    1. Structure the sermon based on the text.
    2. Structure the sermon around one main idea.
    3. Structure the sermon for clear communication.
    4. Structure the sermon for the allotted time.
    5. Structure the sermon to call for a response.



    • How do you structure your sermons? 



    “Deep preachers are incomprehensible. Clear preachers are compelling.”


    This week, I attended a workshop on expository preaching by the The Charles Simeon Trust at College Church in Wheaton. The SImeon Trust is committed to teaching and training a new generation of expositors through workshops, resources, and the new Chicago School of Preaching. The Simeon Trust is excellent materials, resources, and fellowhsip that will help you grow in your preaching and teaching. Check them out!



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    H.B. Charles Jr.

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