This book shows how the practices, skills, and intentions of Christian preaching can be helpful to the leadership of a congregation. It will also show how leadership is an appropriate expectation for sermons. In preaching, pastoral leaders can help a congregation face its problems and coordinate its God-given resources to address those problems. Sermons can be an opportunity to articulate, motivate, and orchestrate God's people in doing God's work in the church and in the world.
Leading with the Sermon includes chapters on why pastors must be leaders, why preaching is such an essential task in telling the truth about the gospel, how preaching makes better leaders, and how better leaders make better preachers.
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Table of Contents
1 Preaching: The Most Important Leadership Activity of Pastors 1
2 Preachers Are Leaders 19
3 Leading as Teaching 45
4 Courage to Lead from the Pulpit 79
5 Preaching: Telling the Truth about Jesus Christ 117
6 Pastors as Preachers 129
7 Preaching Is Leading 153
Index of Names 191
Scripture Index 193