Preaching Through Podcast

Preaching Through Your Sermon Points

February 27, 2024 Faithful & Fruitful Season 3 Episode 5
Preaching Through Podcast
Preaching Through Your Sermon Points
Show Notes

Whether you're a seasoned preacher or just starting out, a clear sermon structure is crucial for effectively communicating biblical truth. 

In today's episode, we'll be breaking down the essential architecture of an impactful sermon point. You'll discover the key elements that must be included to captivate your listeners' attention, convince them of the truth, inspire life change, and pave a smooth path from start to finish. 

We all know the difference between a disjointed, meandering sermon and one that feels focused and purposeful and the goal of this episode is to equip you with a clear blueprint to preach compelling, persuasive sermons that transform hearts and lives each week.

The main components of a sermon point are: 
- a clear one-sentence statement
- an explanation of what that statement means
- argumentation making the case for why the point is true using Scripture
- an illustration through a story or example to make it concrete
- application to bring the point home to real life
- and a transition to shift smoothly to the next part of the sermon. 

For new preachers, follow this structure until you master it. Then you can adapt it as needed. Seasoned preachers may need a refresher on using all these elements.

Having a reliable sermon structure allows the preacher a stronger sense of empowerment in the delivery because of a guiding framework during preparation. Just like following a well-designed floor plan when building a house, implementing these sermon architecture fundamentals will lead to solid, enduring communication. 

While creativity and personal style still have plenty of room to shine through, your underlying structure needs to facilitate clarity and persuasion. Whether your next sermon has one point or five, test out these sermon architecture basics and see what a difference they make. When people can easily follow where you're taking them, you have a captivated audience eager to apply God's truth.

Sermon Architecture Tool

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