Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.
In this episode, I want to talk to you executive decisions every preacher must make. Preachers are ministers of the word (Acts 6:4). Literally, we are servants of the word. As a result, there are fundamental elements of pulpit ministry over which we have no control. We have no authority over the biblical message we proclaim. We have no authority over the response of the hearer. We have no control over the ministry of the Holy Spirit as we preach But there are several key “executive decisions” every preach must make.
What are the executive decisions every preacher must make?
- Textual Divisions
- Strategic Material
- Homiletical Structure
- Thesis Statement
- Sermon Application
- Pastoral Objectives
- Sermon Length
How intentionally do you think through these executive decisions in your sermon preparation?
- BOOK: On Preaching by H.B. Charles Jr.
- PODCAST: Developing Sermon Skeletons
- BOOK: The Power of Preaching by Tony Evans
- BOOK: Promises Made: The Message of the Old Testament by Mark Dever
- BOOK: Promises Kept: The Message of the New Testament by Mark Dever
The greatest failure of a communicator is to fail to communicate.
The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference will take place September 17-19, 2019 at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida. This conference is dedicated to training, promoting, and modeling biblical preaching and teaching. There will be tracks for preaching, Christian education, Pastors’ Wives, Women’s Ministries, and Worship and Arts. Register today!
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