Sermon Structure


#082: Crafting Effective Sermon Outlines [PODCAST]

July 5, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
  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? Alliteration Narrative Headings Parallelism...

How to Structure a Sermon

August 4, 2015
By H.B. Charles Jr.
The preacher was a well-respected pulpiteer. The sermon was doctrinally sound. He seemed to preach with sincerity, reverence, and passion. But the sermon felt like we were driving on a flat tire. What went wrong? At the end of the service, the friend sitting next to me leaned over a said, “He had four alliterated points with three sub-points each. I don’t care what you say, he had sixteen points!” Yep. That’s what went wrong. A good sermon has purpose, unity, and movement. Well-crafted structure makes this possible. But an overcooked structure messes up the whole meal. On the other...