Episode 238: Sermon Preparation

Message preparation, delivery, and evaluation.

In Episode 238 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the best practices of sermon preparation. Here’s Chris with today’s question: 

Can you talk about the best practices of sermon preparation? How do we change our mindset to evaluate prior to preaching so that the sermon is engaging to the audience, speaking to the lost, and so that the illustrations are relevant to the culture? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The value of pre-evaluating your sermons.
  • The difference between reviewing in an active form versus passively. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “You need time, discipline, and organization in order to pre-evaluate your sermons.”
  • “What if you read through your sermon through a lens of prayer?”–@danielsangi 
  • “I pray through every point, subpoint, and illustration. Not only is it reviewing, but it also prepares my heart and the congregation for what is about to happen.”–@danielsangi 
  • “Make sure you have a good and solid evaluation form and don’t allow people to interrupt.”–

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