PLP 9: Shorter Sermons Aren’t Always Better | Ideal Sermon Length?

What’s the ideal sermon length? That’s a question that gets a lot of opinions. My opinion? Shorter sermons aren’t always better. In this episode, we’ll dive into 5 questions to help you determine your ideal sermon length.

Shorter Sermons Aren't Always Better - ideal sermon length

PLP 9: Shorter Sermons Aren’t Always Better | Ideal Sermon Length?


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Helpful Links/Notes

Shorter Sermons Simply Aren’t Always Better [The Growing Church]

I always advocate for exposical sermons.

Be sure to preach your main point from these 4 angles every time.

Hone your voice

Preaching Sticky Sermons: A Practical Guide to Preparing, Writing, and Delivering Memorable Sermons

What’s Your Opinion on Sermon Length?

As Thom Rainer has shown, there are many opinions on sermon length. Let us know yours on social media (Twitter | Facebook Group | Facebook Page).

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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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