People will ask, “How many points should I have in my sermon?” but we must first ask, “Has God designed me to even be preparing points in a sermon? Am I taking upon myself something that God wants me to take upon myself?”
Homiletics: Not Many Preachers (Part 1)
When studying homiletics, the art of sermon preparation and delivery, we must start with James 3:1 and consider how the Bible says...
Homiletics: Called to Preach (Part 2)
The Lord designs some to specifically have a special calling to preach that is above and beyond the norm. It is God alone who knows how to create a preacher.
Homiletics: The Preacher’s Holiness (Part 3a)
When it comes to a study on sermon preparation we must not neglect the topic of the preacher's holiness. If there is unholiness in the preacher's life...
Homiletics: The Preacher’s Prayer Life (Part 3b)
Those who are not disciplined and do not give priority to prayer in their life should not be preaching. Their prayerlessness is a statement that they have not yet grasped...
Homiletics: Rightly Handling Scripture (Part 3c)
When it comes to rightly handling the Scriptures we want to seek for perfection. The preacher's goal is to articulate the truth of God exactly as it is and to not make clumsy statements.
Homiletics: Asking Questions of the Text (Part 4)
When studying the Bible for sermon preparation you must ask questions of the text. Then when preaching bring some of those same questions up to the listener.
Homiletics: Eisegesis Is Not a Light Matter (Part 5)
When the preacher's sermon preparation leads him to commit eisegesis and he reads his own idea and meaning into the text, it is not a light matter.
Questions Preachers Should Ask of Every Sermon (Part 6)
When it comes to preparing and delivering a sermon, there are countless questions that must be asked: Am I preaching my own opinion or what the text is saying?