What is the PURPOSE of a Sermon? 1.Proclaim the Good News of salvation. 2.Lead people to Christ. 3.Make disciples. 4.Help people apply the Word of God in their lives. 5.Allow God to speak and minister to people.
What is the PURPOSE of a Sermon? Changing lives is the ultimate purpose of a sermon. MAIN OBJECTIVE
TYPES OF SERMONS 1. Topical or Textual Sermon a. List Outline b. Argument 2. Expository Sermon 3. Narrative Sermon
THE TEXT Prayer and guidance from the Holy Spirit will influence choice. Carefully choose a Bible text or scripture passage.
The Needs of the AUDIENCE 1.Physical 2.Mental 3.Spiritual
CONSIDER THE AUDIENCE 1.Age 2.Sex 3.Special date or occasion 4.Marital status 5.Location 6.Profession 7.Will your sermon/talk need to be translated
Three Steps for Bible Text Analysis 1. Read the Bible Text: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Three Steps for Bible Text Analysis 2.Note divisions: 1.God loved the world. 2.God gave His only Son. 3.Whoever believes in the Son shall not perish. 4.Whoever believes in the Son shall have eternal life.
Three Steps for Bible Text Analysis Read nearby verses or chapters. As you read, ask yourself: 1. What is useful in the text that the audience can apply to their lives? 2. How can this message be applied to my personal life? 3. Apply the Bible Text:
Three Steps for Bible Text Analysis Who? What? Why? When? Where? How? Interpret the Bible Text:
WRITING THE SERMON 1. Introduction 2. Body 3. Conclusion
WRITING THE SERMON 1. INTRODUCTION 1.Present Subject 2.Catch Attention 3.State Thesis 4.Transition into Body of the Sermon
WRITING THE SERMON 2. BODY 1.Signal 2.State 3.Link 4.Support 5.Explanation (if necessary) 6.Illustrate
WRITING THE SERMON 3. CONCLUSION 1.Restate or summarize the main point of sermon 2.Focus on application 3.Ask for a decision 4.Result
WRITING THE SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS 1.Verify that they are appropriate 2.Do not try to fit yourself into the experiences of others 3.Use discernment with personal experiences
TITLE To attract listener’s attention To communicate the main idea of the sermon.
STUDY Allow Time Meditate
DELIVERY Notes: – Written draft – Brief sermon outline – Use half a sheet of paper – 14 point font – Leave space in margins and between lines – Underline important words or use colored highlighter
VERBAL, VOCAL, AND VISUAL Eye Communication Gestures and Facial Expressions Posture and Movement Dress and Appearance Voice and Vocal Variety Listener Involvement The Natural Self