Preaching To Folks Going Through Something

You are preaching to folks in trouble.

You ever felt like giving up?

Then you know how some of your folks feel right now…

You ever felt tired?

Then you know how somebody feels right now…

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Sermon Prep 11 – Add The Celebrative Conclusion

Step 12…Get that celebration…

OK, this took a lot longer than I thought it would…

In about a month, I will go through these 12 steps again with one extended example.

A few of you have indicated a few steps here and there that you have missed. I was beginning to send those out and figured that I should ask everybody, do you have all 12 steps?

If you missed any of the steps, hit reply and send me an email letting me know what you need.

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Sermon Prep 10: Get An Introduction

Now…you have developed your points…you are ready to preach…

Well…

No…

We still need two crucial components of the sermon.

Today let’s look at one of them.

You need to create an introduction.

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Sermon Prep Step 9: Fully Develop Points

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. I was at a homecoming weekend in Huntsville Alabama.

OK, folks…let’s go head and knock out the rest of this sermon process.

Right now you have 3 points that fit together.

What you need to do now is take each point. And then you need to expand the point.

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Step 8: Connect Your Points

Yes sir…we rounding the home stretch now…

We have come a good ways…

We took a new text…

We have exegeted the text…

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What is a Synthesis?

What’s going on everybody…

I had a question that came in that I thought would be helpful to all of yall…

If you have a question…go head and hit reply to this email and ask it…

I will get to your question eventually…

Here is the question:

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Brother Sherman,

I never heard of the
Thesis
Antithesis
Synthesis

Sermon what is this type of sermon?
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Good question…

I actually speak a bit more on this in the supercharge your sermons system which you can find out about at: http://www.superchargeyoursermons.net

But here is the basic idea…it is based on Hagel’s dialectic.

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Sermon Step 7: Get Your Points

Now…

Let’s turn the page…

You got your exegesis.

Now let’s get ready to craft a sermon.

Now there are a lot of ways to structure a sermon…

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What Is A Sermon?

Now we are going to stop talking about exegesis.

You should have a good handle on your text…

Now we are going to talk about putting your sermon together…

But before we do that…

Let’s take a step back at what a sermon is…

Now there are many ways at describing a sermon…

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Sermon Prep Step 6 – Emotional Exegesis

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We are finishing up the exegesis section of our sermon prep…

What you should realize is that interpreting the text is not a simple thing.

And you can do a lot more than we have done…

One thing I forgot to tell you about in the last email was that you should do what I call experiential exegesis.

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Sometimes You Gotta Punt

A while ago I was listening to a football coach.

He said, “To have to Punt is not a mistake. Throwing an interception to keep from punting is a mistake.”

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