Evaluating A Sermon Outline Part 2

OK…the sermon you got your eye on is one sermon and not multiple ones…

That’s cool…

But you still don’t know if you can preach it…

Now there are two related questions you have to ask yourself…and the next two posts we will talk about them…

Is it Biblical?

…and is it consistent with your understanding of Theological truth?…

Two questions that are related but not exactly the same…

Today, we will ask if it is consistent with your theology…

By saying that, I am saying is the sermon outline teaching something that is consistent with your understanding of truth…

Certainly, all of us have an evolving understanding of truth…

And what we think is 100% true today, we may, after further study and Spirit leading, consider to be a little less so…

The point, I am making though is that you MUST preach something that you believe today…even if tomorrow you study yourself out of that position…

So, what am I saying?

Does the Sermon Outline lead you to something that is your understanding of truth? If not…then you probably aught to set it down…

It may have a lot of shouting portions…and you may be able to take some of them later, but you can’t preach it if you don’t believe it….

So here are three questions I want you to ask yourself about the sermon outline under consideration:

* Do you agree with the theological claims the sermon is making?

* Can you preach it with integrity?

* Do you at least agree with the main point of the sermon?

If you can say yes to these questions, then lets go forward…

Again, don’t preach what you don’t believe to be true…I don’t care what the people want…I don’t care what the denomination wants…

OK…Stick around for the next one so we can talk about if the sermon is Biblical…

Check out my homiletic method yall at http://www.superchargeyoursermons.net

Keep on Preaching….

Brother Sherman

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Sherman Haywood Cox II

Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.