Sermon Preparation

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Today's leading preachers share their expertise in preparing great sermons

On top of all the responsibilities that comprise their vocation, pastors must write sermons that are original, insightful, useful, challenging, and comforting-once a week.

This volume in The Preacher's Toolbox series explores the art and craft of sitting down to a blank page and writing a message that nourishes and speaks truth-to the listener. Every chapter, written by ...

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Overview

Today's leading preachers share their expertise in preparing great sermons

On top of all the responsibilities that comprise their vocation, pastors must write sermons that are original, insightful, useful, challenging, and comforting-once a week.

This volume in The Preacher's Toolbox series explores the art and craft of sitting down to a blank page and writing a message that nourishes and speaks truth-to the listener. Every chapter, written by an expert in the field, provides insights and techniques that are the result of years of sermon preparation.

Articles include:

Writing a Good Message in a Bad Week, Scott Wenig

Five Hammer Strokes for Creating Expository Sermon Outlines, Jeffrey Arthurs

How Prayer Transforms Prep, Michael Lawrence

If You Dislike Sermon Prep, Bill Hybels

Four Ways to Get Out of a "One Pitch" Preaching Rut, Matt Woodley

How to Plan and Package a Year of Sermon Series, David Daniels

The Spiritual Importance of Being, an Emotionally Healthy Preacher, Pete Scazzerro

A special hands-on section from leading pastors entitled "How I Prepare a Sermon" brings theory into practice and will give you the benefit of decades of experience. Contributors include:

Timothy Keller

Mark Driscoll

Lee Eclov

Matt Chandler

Justin Buzzard

and more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598569605
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Craig Brian Larson ix

Part 1 Preparing Your Heart and Honing Your Skills

1 Five Hammer Strokes for Creating Expository Sermon Outlines Jeffrey Arthurs 3

2 How Prayer Transforms Prep Michael Lawrence 23

3 The Spiritual Importance of Being an Emotionally Healthy Preacher Peter Scazzero 31

4 Simply Profound Duane Litfin 41

5 If You Dislike Sermon Prep Bill Hybels 49

6 Confessions of a Manuscript Preacher Mark Mitchell 57

7 A Week in the Life of an Extemporaneous Preacher Dave McClellan 65

8 How Teamwork Enriches a Sermon Dave Stone 75

9 Four Ways to Get Out of a "One Pitch" Preaching Rut Matt Woodley 83

10 How to Plan and Package a Year of Sermon Series David Daniels 93

11 Psyched to Preach Lee Eclov 99

12 Liking the Lectionary Timothy J. Peck 107

13 Writing a Good Message in a Bad Week Scott Wenig 113

14 Facebook™ Sermon Prep Bill White 119

15 Preparing More than One Sermon per Week Steve Mathewson 123

Part 2 How I Prepare a Sermon: Interviews

16 Timothy Keller 129

17 Steve Mathewson 133

18 Mark Driscoll 137

19 Justin Buzzard 143

20 Ligon Duncan 151

21 Matt Chandler 157

22 Lee Eclov 159

23 Mark Buchanan 163

24 Bryan Wilkerson 167

25 Dave Stone 171

26 Kevin Miller 173

27 Bryan Loritts 175

28 Leith Anderson 177

29 Mark Mitchell 179

30 Bill White 181

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