3 Tips for Preaching the “Perfect” Sermon

The three most basic elements of any sermon is exegesis of what the biblical text means, taking its original context into account, and then moving on to hermeneutics in the second step, which applies the meaning of scripture to us today.  The second step addresses the “so what?” question of the Bible. Then the sermon moves on to a third step: what now? This is where application or “homework” comes up in the sermon.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

There’s a basic form that most sermons take, and once you master that form, you’ll find ways to creatively communicate your messages each week.

  • Do you have time to study? The foundation of the sermon is a focused study of the Bible passage in question. Does your church have boundaries around your time and space so that you can prepare effectively for preaching?
  • Where do sermons flop? It’s likely that most pastors can find resources to help them study the context of scripture, but it’s far more difficult to relate ancient scripture to our world today. Are there people or resources who can help you with this step?
  • The pressure of preaching: Some churches have preaching teams, feedback groups, or other people who support pastors by providing ideas or sharing the preaching load.

How can you provide the support yourself or your pastor with preaching?

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