#152 | Elements of a Sermon [PODCAST]

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

    What is a sermon? A sermon is the declaration of a biblical message.

    • Declared – spoken rather than written
    • Biblical – based on a biblical text, theme, or topic
    • Message – a singular unit of thought with purpose, unity, and movement.

    What are the elements of a sermon?

    1. Introduction
    2. Proposition
    3. Transition
    4. Explanation
    5. Argumentation
    6. Application
    7. Illustration
    8. Conclusion
    9. Invitation

    In the church, preaching is that holy half hour each week when the assembly of the redeemed closes her collective mouth, opens her ear and heart, and listens to the uninterrupted voice of her Husband, through his appointed mouthpiece, fallible though the messenger be. – David Mathis


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    H.B. Charles Jr.

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