Why They May Not Want To Hear You Preach

“It’s their loss…”

You ever heard any preacher say that when folks didn’t want to hear them preach?

Have you ever said or thought it?

The preacher who says this thinks that he is delivering the goods and that the people who don’t want to hear the preacher and who get up and leave are about to miss a powerful message that could have helped them.

But let’s get real…

Most of the time people leave because in previous sermons you just didn’t address them…

Maybe you learned some facts and you thought that you would let the people know these facts…

But did you connect those facts to the people?

Did you show how these facts apply to the people?

Did you demonstrate how those facts can help them live…

This reminds me of some of my calculus teachers. They told me how to do equations…but they didn’t tell me how to use these facts in my life…I had to find out later…from better teachers that this could be used…

Then again…maybe you thought that the people need to hear you rehash the sermon preached by a television preacher.

But did you really understand the sermon?

Did the people leave knowing how to live out the demands of the Gospel?

In short…when people are leaving your sermons in mass…It probably ain’t their loss…it is probably YOU who need to change…

It is probably you who need to learn the principles of planning, constructing, and presenting a powerful sermon.

They say the first step to getting better is recognizing you have a problem…

If folks are leaving…you probably are the problem…

I ain’t saying you have to serve candy…I ain’t saying you have to placate sin…

I am saying…

Make sure the problem ain’t you…

By prayer…and following a complete sermon construction methodology.

You don’t have to follow mine…but you have to either create your own follow a solid one…

Here is mine at http://www.superchargeyoursermons.net

God bless yall,

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.