Step 4: How to Craft the Purpose of Your Sermon

Step 4: How to Craft the Purpose of Your Sermon

Take the eternal, historical truth you discovered and deliver it to your congregation in a way that is faithful to the meaning of the text, relevant to their specific context, and engaging to their hearts and minds. Connect the world of the bible then, to the world of your hearers now. To achieve this, your sermon must have a purpose. What does God want to say to his people today from his word through you, his servant?

Let the Amen, sound from His people again

Let the Amen, sound from His people again

A friend of mine is dying. As I held his hand last night, I prayed. I prayed for mercy, That he would not suffer terrible pain but live out his swan song in comfort.  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 103:8). I...

The Sun Always Sets

The Sun Always Sets

You have been privy to most, if not all, of my relationships. I've always appreciated the godly advice and wisdom that have always been mine for the taking, and have always provided a willing ear whenever I came knocking, provided, of course, that we had enough tea...

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