#082: Crafting Effective Sermon Outlines [PODCAST]

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  • #082: Crafting Effective Sermon Outlines [PODCAST]

    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 about crafting effective sermon outlines. Sermon outlines are not absolutely necessary. But there is value in crafting and presenting formal points in your sermon. Outlines provide support and structure. They help the preacher preach with purpose, unity, and movement. And they help the congregation follow along and remember what is preached. Sermon outline points should be textual, diverse, and strategic.

    How can I craft sermon outline points for effective communication?

    1. Alliteration
    2. Narrative Headings
    3. Parallelism
    4. Contrasts
    5. Declarative Statements
    6. Questions
    7. Answers
    8. Lists
    9. One Word
    10. Exhortations
    11. Conflict Resolution
    12. Principles


    What do you do to craft effective sermon outlines?


    “Expository reaching consists in the explanation and application of a passage of scripture. Without explanation it is not expository; without application it is not preaching.” – Steven J. Lawson


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    H.B. Charles Jr.

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