PLP 15: 5 Must-Dos With the Biblical Text in Every Sermon

5 Must-Dos With the Biblical Text in Every Sermon
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Okay. We’ve studied the text. What next? In this episode, we look at what we must do with the text in order to preach powerfully.

PLP 15: 5 Must-Dos With the Biblical Text in Every Sermon


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Show Notes

5 Things Preachers Must Do With the Biblical Text in the Sermon

The sticky sermon structure

11 Tips for Using Sermon illustrations

We make decisions based on emotion rather than logic

4 Tips for Compiling Everyday Sermon Illustrations – to illustrate the truth

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Carey Nieuwhof on Bottom Lines in Your Sermon

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Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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