This is The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.
A faithful, biblical sermon has three basic elements: explanation, illustration, and application. As preachers, we are prone to skip over application or to do it wrong. It is critical that preachers take application seriously and work to do it effectively.
How can I practice the ministry of application effectively?
- Appy the text.
- Pray for wisdom.
- Know your audience.
- Make pastoral applications.
- Ask probing questions.
- Craft your application.
- Illustrate for application.
- Address different categories.
- Apply throughout the sermon.
- Trust the Holy Spirit.
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“The task of the preacher is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” – Vance Haver