In this expanded second edition of 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching, Dr. Wayne McDill draws on decades of experience as a preacher and homiletics professor to inspire other preachers to live up to their God-given potential.
Here are twelve proven ways to pack more content and effectiveness into every sermon, covering all of the bases from general preparation to the end result of increasing each listener’s faith. Recent seminary graduates and seasoned pastors alike will identify skills that need personal improvement, and McDill encourages them to strengthen such areas at their own pace and in whatever order they feel is best.
Every chapter in this edition has been revised and updated. Also included are additional worksheet helps and sermon examples.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Wayne McDill is emeritus professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has over twenty years of experience in teaching students the art of preaching.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition ix
Introduction Strengthening Sermon Preparation Skills 1
Section 1 Text Analysis 12
Skill 1 Diagramming the Text Structure 23
Skill 2 Noting the Text Details 37
Skill 3 Asking Research Questions 51
Section 2 Theological Interpretation 63
Skill 4 Naming the Text Idea 72
Skill 5 Bridging from Text to Sermon 85
Skill 6 Writing Sermon Divisions 100
Section 3 Sermon Development 115
Skill 7 Balancing Persuasive Elements 124
Skill 8 Exploring Natural Analogies 138
Skill 9 Drawing Pictures, Telling Stories 152
Section 4 Sermon Design 165
Skill 10 Touching Human Experience 173
Skill 11 Aiming for a Faith Response 187
Skill 12 Planning the Oral Presentation 201
Conclusion Planning for Better Preaching 216
Appendix A Sermon Sample: Genesis 32:24-32 229
Appendix B Sermon Sample: Romans 8:1-4 252
Appendix C Sermon Sample: Revelation 4:1-11 273
Appendix D Sample Key Words 295