The call to preach is also a call to prepare.
Too many pastors have refrained from preparation while they await the Holy Spirit to do all of the work. God expects preachers to prepare sermons as much as possible and allow Him to prepare the preachers.
Join Dr. Jerry Vines and Dr. Jim Shaddix as they achieve a balanced approach to sermon preparation in Power in the Pulpit. This book combines the essential perspectives of a pastor of forty years with another who devotes daily time to training pastors in the context of theological education. Power in the Pulpit is practical preaching instruction in line with a tradition that sees expository preaching as a paramount and frequent event in the life of the local church.
Power in the Pulpit is the combined work of Dr. Vines's two earlier publications on preaching: A Practical Guide to Sermon Preparation (Moody Publishers, 1985) and A Guide to Effective Sermon Delivery (Moody Publishers, 1986). Dr. Shaddix carefully organizes and supplements the material to offer this useful resource, which closes the gap between classroom theory and what a pastor actually experiences in his weekly sermon preparation.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: The Preparation for Exposition
1. Defining the Task
2. Laying the Foundation
3. Developing the Preacher
Part 2: The Process of Exposition
4. Analyzing the Text
5. Unifying the Theme
6. Designing the Structure
7. Maturing the Ideas
8. Building the Sermon
Part 3: The Presentation of the Exposition
9. Expressing the Thoughts
10. Playing the Voice
11. Making the Connection
12. Preaching the Word
Appendix 1: Structural Diagrams
Appendix 2: Sermon Summary Sheet
Appendix 3: Relaxation Exercises
Appendix 4: Breathing Exercises