Sources of Bible Preaching – Other Literature

Another one of the sources of Biblical Preaching is literature of all kinds. The preacher should have a knowledge found only in reading a wide variety of literature. This would include “devotional readings, some bibliography, poetry, fiction, archeology, studies in arts and sciences, and other general reading.”

Don’t Forget Your Hymnal

Another important source is the hymnal. These are the songs that the churches have held on to through the ages. They touch people on a deeper level than other kinds of materials. If you can refer to an old hymn, your sermons will have a much stronger bond with the people.

In addition, the preacher should regularly read the newspapers and magazines. Today you can add the internet. As always the preacher should read with a pad nearby to record the findings for future use.



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.

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Proper 14 (February 26, 2017)
  • OT: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
  • Psalm: Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b
  • Epistle: Romans 10:5-15
  • Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33
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