Purpose in Preaching

The Biblical Preaching blog has a post up entitled “After you preach, then what happens?” In it the importance of a sermonic purpose is discussed. The author states: “we should be preaching for response.”

This goes back to the backbone of the method of preaching that I have espoused in the book You Can Preach! Every sermon should have a point that you can easily summarize in two statements. One statement is a summary of what your sermon says about the Gospel or God’s work on behalf of humanity. The second statement is a summary statement of what you expect people to do with the sermon’s information? These two statements will serve as an anchor to effective preaching.

Thus I agree with the Biblical Preaching blog on this point and hope more preachers would “have a point” when preaching.

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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.

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