On Homiletic Purpose

On Homiletic Purpose

What Is Your Sermon’s Objective?

You are about to preach a sermon…

Can you sum up the objective of the sermon in a sentence?

What would your appeal be if you had one?

If you can’t answer these simple questions…

Then many will not remember your sermon…

In short…

You ain’t ready to preach it…

Homiletics teachers use a lot of terms for this kind of idea of sermonic purpose…

It is the behavioral purpose…

It is the relevant question…

Etc…

Whatever you they, homiletic professors call it, they are just reminding us to have a point…

To say something…

To be going somewhere…

Some of us try to accomplish too much in a sermon…and end up preaching a sermon series instead of one sermon…

And they will not remember…

You just can’t rememeber so much…

Some of us seem to only wish to accomplish “Wrecking the house” and end up with an objective of getting somebody to shout…

and we may accomplish that,

but what good is that ultimately?

Some of us have no earthly idea what we are doing and end up doing nothing…

No…No….No…

Have a point to your sermon…have a purpose to your sermon…Expect God to change somebody as a result of your sermon…Expect God to help somebody as a result of your sermon…

You are not called to ramble for 30 minutes and then whoop and sit down…

No..that’s not your call…

That’s not my call…

You are not called to read a bunch of facts for an hour and then try to get them to shout at the end talking bout heaven…or the cross…

No…that is not your calling…

you are called to preach a message of hope and power…

Delivered warm from glory like the fresh bread the Ancient Hebrew Prienst would put on the Table of sHewbread in the tabernacle on the Sabbath day…

Yeah, that’s a big objective…

And sometimes we fail…

But it is unacceptable to not even attempt it through ignorance or sloth…

you have a call..to preach a message..to preach a sermon….

You have a call…

Formulate that homiletic purpose….

Help somebody….
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Go on out in God’s name…

Maranatha,

Brother Sherman

Sherman Haywood Cox II

Vanderbilt Trained Minister (MDiv), Univ. of Alabama Trained Software Developer (MS), Author, Blogger (http://soulpreaching.com), Husband, Son, Brother, Father.

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