Monday, May 11, 2015

Taking the Shallowness Out of Your Preaching

Here are four suggestions that will add depth to your preaching.

“Pastor, I like you, but I need preaching that is, well … deeper.”


Why would you want to swim in the deep end of the pool when you are not spending time in the shallow end? What exactly do you mean by deeper? I prepare my sermon every week. What about it isn’t deep enough for you?

Who wants to come across as a shallow preacher? Not me. Not you.

It’s hard to know what someone means when they say our sermons are not deep enough. Yet such painful critiques can help us learn lessons and improve our communication methods.

Every hearer (including you) has a certain set of intellectual and emotional needs. When a message meets those needs, it feels deep. When the needs remain unmet, it feels frustrating. Although we know our congregations ultimately need an encounter with the triune God and a commitment to be doers of the Word, throwing them some “depth” bones will go a long way in helping them sense fulfillment. Consider these suggestions. Keep reading

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