How To Create An Integrative Sermon

How To Create An Integrative Sermon There is one more "map" to consider as we consider new ways of thinking about organizing your sermon.  The Integrative Sermon attempts to bring together all the elements we looked at in previous posts.  So…

A Visionary Sermon Tutorial

A Visionary Sermon Tutorial In the previous post we considered how to create a visionary sermon.  This post will be a visionary sermon tutorial that will help you as you craft a visionary sermon. Preaching The Visionary Sermon Here is…

How To Make A Visionary Sermon

How To Make a Visionary Sermon We have been considering how to use some new maps, or organizing principles for your sermon.  Here's the first post in this series.  Below is the image that lists the various kinds of maps that are discussed…

How To Make A Narrative Sermon

How To Make A Narrative Sermon We've been considering some "new maps" or different ways to think of organizing your sermon.  The first in this series of posts is here.   In today's post we are going to consider how to make a narrative sermon…

How To Make A Pragmatic Sermon

How To Make A Pragmatic Sermon Last time we looked at how to make an argumentative, or declarative sermon.  In today's post we will look at the next  "map" for a sermon, as delineated in Kenton Anderson's book, Choosing to Preach.   How…

How To Make An Argumentative Sermon

How To Make An Argumentative Sermon You may have read that title and thought that this was going to be a post about getting the better of all those people in your audience that don't agree with you.  That's not what this is about!  This topic,…

Getting An Updated Map for Your Sermon

Getting An Updated Map for Your Sermon In the next several posts we are going to look at the subject of getting an updated map for your sermon preparation and presentation. The Need For An Updated Map Several years ago my wife and I were…

The Conclusion Of A Great Sermon Brings It Home

The Conclusion of a Great Sermon Brings It Home We are considering what makes a great sermon.  In the last couple of posts we've looked the body of the great sermon, and the fact that the body of a great sermon holds attention and creates…

The Body of a Great Sermon Creates Pictures

The Body of a Great Sermon Creates Pictures In the last post we looked at the fact that the attention span is shorter now than it was a generation ago.  Media has impacted our ability to listen, and so, as we saw, a great sermon holds attention…

The Body of a Great Sermon Holds Attention

The Body of a Great Sermon Holds Attention The last two posts have focused on some general truths about introductions to great sermons.  Now we turn to the main body of the sermon.  The general truth here is this: the body of a great sermon…