A Lay Preacher's Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon

A Lay Preacher's Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon

by Karoline M. Lewis


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In A Lay Preacher's Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon, Karoline M. Lewis provides lay preachers with an essential and accessible guide to the basics of Sunday morning preaching.

Laypeople are increasingly called to serve congregations and are preaching regularly. But often they do not have immediate, reliable, or trusted access to homiletical instruction or support for their preaching. As a result, these church leaders—feeling called to ministry and to preach, and affirmed by denominational leaders to do so—are left on their own to figure out how to preach.

In A Lay Preacher's Guide, Lewis gives this unique subset of preachers the foundations of biblical preaching, so they can preach faithfully in their unique contexts. She lays out in a concise and clear format the steps to preaching a faithful sermon, a process that can be immediately applied to weekly sermon preparation. This book is a go-to resource for lay preachers, providing a basic course for faithful preaching.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506462738
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Series: Working Preacher , #4
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 662,440
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Karoline M. Lewis is associate professor of biblical preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a contributing writer to WorkingPreacher.org and cohost of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. She resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction xi

1 A Faithful Sermon Is Biblical 1

2 A Faithful Sermon Is Autobiographical 25

3 A Faithful Sermon Is Contextual 41

4 A Faithful Sermon Is Theological 61

5 A Faithful Sermon Is Intellectual 73

6 A Faithful Sermon Is Emotional 87

7 A Faithful Sermon Is Inspirational 113

8 A Faithful Preaching Life 125

Notes 135

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