Preparing Evangelistic Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Preaching Salvation

Preparing Evangelistic Sermons: A Seven-Step Method for Preaching Salvation

by Ramesh Richard

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When it comes to evangelism, converting the sinner is God's part. Communicating the gospel is the preacher's part. But how is this done effectively? Professor of expository preaching Ramesh Richard offers pastors a simple, do-it-yourself resource for preparing and delivering evangelistic sermons. Incorporating a seven-step process, this book guides readers through the foundation, framework, method, and special issues of evangelistic preaching. With six appendices that provide relevant information, outlines, and checklists, Preparing Evangelistic Sermons is ideal for students of evangelism, preachers, and ministry leaders who seek a better way to proclaim Christ to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441227140
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ramesh Richard, (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary, PhD, University of Delhi) leads Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Helps (RREACH) International and teaches expository preaching at Dallas Theological Seminary. He lives in Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Part 1 An Overview of Evangelistic Preaching

1 Personal Calling of the Preaching Evangelist 21

2 Biblical Obligation of the Preaching Evangelist 39

3 Theological Framework for Evangelistic Preaching 59

4 Functional Definition of Evangelistic Preaching 71

Part 2 Textual Evangelistic Preaching

5 Integration with the Scripture Sculpture Expository Preaching Process 85

6 Sources for Textual Evangelistic Preaching 93

Part 3 Topical Evangelistic Preaching

7 Text-Based Topical Evangelistic Preaching 125

8 Audience-Driven Topical Evangelistic Preaching 137

Part 4 Special Issues in Evangelistic Preaching

9 Support Materials: Illustrating the Evangelistic Sermon 155

10 The Evangelistic Invitation 177

A Concluding Challenge: A Preaching Audit 195

Appendix 1 Relevant Terms in Evangelistic Preaching 203

Appendix 2 A Synopsis of the Scripture Sculpture Process 205

Appendix 3 A Sample Textual Evangelistic Sermon 221

Appendix 4 A Sample Topical Pre-evangelistic Sermon 235

Appendix 5 The Evangelistic Invitation: A Preparation Checklist 247

Appendix 6 A Checklist for Evaluating the Textual or Topical Evangelistic Sermon 251

Notes 255

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