How To Write Short Christmas Sermons? Short Christmas sermons should tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the purpose of his coming. I frame short Christmas sermons from passages of Scripture that focus on his birth and his redemptive purpose. How To Write Short Christmas Sermons I was raised in a non-religious family where Christmas was about family, gifts and a festive time. I never took the … [Read more...] about How To Write Short Christmas Sermons?
How To Write A 3 Point Sermon? The 3 point sermon is about packaging the message for delivery. It provides a structure for the message with a natural flow. It guides both preacher and audience through the theme of the message. How To Write A 3 Point Sermon The 3 point sermon is one way to frame biblical information for delivery. It does not negate the study of the text. There are different ways to … [Read more...] about How To Write A 3 Point Sermon?
How To Write a Topical Sermon: Before you can write a topical sermon, you will need to know what is a topical sermon? A topical sermon proclaims a biblical principle or truth. A topical sermon allows you to preach such topics as: Christian love, forgiveness, temptation, salvation, sanctification, hell, heaven, etc. etc. How To Write A Topical Sermon For instance, you may want to preach on the subject of … [Read more...] about How To Write A Topical Sermon
Figures of Speech in Psalms: Hebrew poetry is a unique type of language that uses colourful expressions known as figures of speech to bring tenderness, richness, vividness and energy to biblical poetry. Figures of Speech in Psalms Hebrew poetry is heightened speech. It is far more compressed than prose. Prose uses sentences and paragraphs as its basic unit. Narrative uses episodes and scenes as its basic … [Read more...] about Figures of Speech in Psalms
Seven Types of Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry: Hebrew poetry has a distinctive type of sentence. It is called parallelism. Parallelism is best described as two or more lines that use different words but similar grammatical form to explain the same idea. Seven Types of Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry English poetry is usually based upon rhyme and meter whereas Hebrew poetry is usually based upon rhythm and … [Read more...] about Seven Types of Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry
What are the seven types of psalms? To interpret the psalms correctly, it is advantageous to designate the genre of the psalms or the literary type of the psalms. There are different ways to categorize the 150 psalms but for this article, I will categorize them into seven types of psalms. What are the Seven Types of Psalms? Some commentators categorize the psalms into primary categories and sub categories. … [Read more...] about What are the Seven Types of Psalms?
How To Preach The Psalms: Before you can preach the psalms, you will need a method of analyzing the psalms in order to prepare the psalms for preaching. In other words, what must you know about the psalms in order to prepare the psalms for preaching? How To Preach The Psalms I found Leland Ryken’s five indispensable steps informative and helpful in preparing the psalms for preaching. 1. Genre and Implied … [Read more...] about How To Preach The Psalms
Preparing and Delivering Sermons: When it comes to sermon preparation and delivery, it is something that we learn and develop while on the journey. After four years of seminary, I had enough knowledge to begin my preaching ministry but as time went on I realized I still needed to continue to develop and fine tune the process. I have found teaching students the process of preparing and delivering sermons to be … [Read more...] about Preparing and Delivering Sermons
What is inductive preaching? Preaching doesn’t come in only one style or method. There are different methods to deliver a message in a sermon. There is inductive preaching (this method tells your hearers what the message is about at the end or close of a sermon), deductive preaching (this method tells your hearers what the message is about at the beginning of the sermon) and a bit of both, that is, you can have a … [Read more...] about What is Inductive Preaching?