Preaching to People in Pain: How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your Congregation

Preaching to People in Pain: How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your Congregation

by Matthew D. Kim
Preaching to People in Pain: How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your Congregation

Preaching to People in Pain: How Suffering Can Shape Your Sermons and Connect with Your Congregation

by Matthew D. Kim

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Overview

Christianity Today 2022 Book Award Winner (Church/Pastoral Leadership)

Outreach 2022 Recommended Resource (Church)

Southwestern Journal of Theology 2021 Book of the Year Award (Honorable Mention, Preaching/Ministry/Leadership)

Offering an important corrective to a pain-averse culture that celebrates individualism and success, veteran preacher and teacher Matthew Kim encourages pastors to preach on the painful issues their congregations face. Through vulnerability and self-disclosure, pastors can help their congregants share their suffering in community for the purpose of healing and transformation. The book includes stories, shares relevant Scripture texts imparting biblical wisdom, and offers best practices for preaching on specific topics. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a sample sermon.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493430864
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/18/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 240
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Matthew D. Kim (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the George F. Bennett Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology, director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, and director of Mentored Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He authored Preaching with Cultural Intelligence, the 2018 Preaching magazine Book of the Year.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Naming the Pain

1 The Preacher's Pain 3

2 The Listeners' Pain 21

3 A Plan for Preaching on Pain 35

Part 2 Preaching on Pain

4 Painful Decisions 51

"The Anatomy of a Bad Decision" (Sermon on 1 Samuel 15) 69

5 Painful Finances 76

"The Secret to Contentment" (Sermon on Philippians 4:10-20) 95

6 Painful Health Issues 101

"Panhandling for True Satisfaction" (Sermon on Acts 3:1-10) 121

7 Painful Losses 128

"Successful Suffering" (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 1:3-11) 145

8 Painful Relationships 152

"Honoring Mom as Honoring God" (Sermon on Ruth 1-4) 170

9 Painful Sins 176

"The God of Fourth Chances" (Sermon on John 21:15-25) 193

Conclusion 201

Appendix: Worksheet for Understanding Pain 205

Scripture Index 213

Subject Index 217

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