All You Need Is Practice and This Plan and You Can Be Ending Your Sermons With a Powerful and Connected Whoop!
One of the questions that I often get is how do you end a sermon with power? That is a simple question with an answer that is not so simple.
You see if you haven’t constructed the sermon with a powerful ending in mind then it will be very difficult to end your sermon with power.
Unfortunately, many of the homiletic approaches emphasize what the text "SAID" to them versus what the text "SAYS" to us today…
Contructing sermons the traditional way provides intellectual sermons, but they don’t automatically connect to the people. Then we have the very difficult job of trying to force these religious lectures to connect to the people. And we all know from experience that this is very HARD!
Yes there are superstars who do this every week. But what about the rest of us? We need a system that has congregational understanding, interaction, and a powerful ending built right in.
I’ve personally constructed sermons for the last 25 years. I read the books and followed the examples. But then I got ahold of the Black Preaching Tradition and have never looked back. You can find more information on my homiletic approach at SoulPreaching.Com.
When I tell you that connecting a traditional sermon to the people is hard work, I’m speaking from experience.
Your Sermon Has Nothing to Whoop . How can you have a powerful ending if you haven’t given the people anything at all that can be connected to the people?
You Attempt too MuchMany sermons are lke long lectures with tons of information in them. This is good for the eyes, but in a sermon it just puts us to sleep.
You Sermon isn’t Put Together Well. Human beings are made up of both an intellectual and emotivel dimensions. If that is the case, then why do we only preach to the intellect? Stop preaching for just the mind!
Yuor Exegesis is inadequte. Some sermons seem to only pass on knoweldge. Their only purpose is to inform. Other sermons seem to encourage enlightenment. However, truly great sermons do more than enlighten or inform, they actually push for change in the hearer.
Your Sermon doesn’t engage all the senses. OK, you have worked hard to come up with this sermon, but now you have to get it heard. So what do you do? You come up with gimicks to try to help people listen. Some literally yell their voice away or whoop a conclusion irrelevant to their sermon to get the people back on board. Is this what good preaching consists of?
A "Supercharged Sermon" (SS) consists of sermons that directly connect to the people becuase they connect to the preacher. The preacher spends time connecting to the text, "experience the text" in a deeper level.
1. Plan for an effective experience with God 2. Exegete with the mindset of understanding 3. Preach while attempting to convey that experience.
Supercharged Sermons make reference to the preacher in every phase of the preaching process! Who you are will affect your exegesis, sermon construction, planning, and presentation. The truth will come through your personality in a much more stronger way when you allow it to affect the whole process.
Supercharged Sermons allows application to guide the whole sermon construction process! Instead of waiting until the very end to apply the sermon to the people, the Supercharged Sermon allows the needs of the people to guide the whole process. So application is not a tacked on thing at the end, it is something that is at the core of the whole process.
Supercharged Sermons appeal to both Intellect and Emotive Dimensions of Humanity! People will remember the sermons becuase they will experience it in both the intellect and the emotive.
Supercharged Sermons are for behavioral change! There is an objective and that objective is changed people. Great preaching will be seen in the life of your people.
Supercharged Sermons have Congregational Understanding Built In! Here’s the beauty of the "Supercharged Sermon" model: the people listen! Why? Because you have taken the concerns and hopes and pains from the people with you in the planning, exegesis, construction, and presentation.
Introducing "Supercharge Your Sermons: Preachers in Training Program": A Step-By-Step, 26-Week Training Program For Planning, Constructing, and Preaching Effective Sermons!
I developed the Supercharge Your Sermons training program to teach you how to create your own "Supercharged Sermons" from scratch…
Every week for onehalf year (26 weeks) you’ll gain access to another lesson. Each lesson will consist of a donwloadable audio and a textual lesson. Included in the lesson is an assignment for you to complete so you’ll make progress every single week.
Instead of publishing this in a ebook or physical book, I’m making it available to you week after week in action-sized portions so you’ll actually get results.
You don’t need another ebook to clutter up your computer or physical book to clutter up your bookshelf. What you need is a weekly "here’s what you do next" action step to complete. What you need is for someone to show you how to quickly get started and then keep teaching you week after week so you don’t get stalled along the way.
Short And Easy To Digest. These lessons are nothing but "meat." And if you don’t like reading, you can listen to the audios of each lesson. There is a real problem today with too much information. I know you are a busy pastor, you need quick data. Each lesson is designed to give you exactly what you need so that you can quickly put it into practice.
Includes An Assignment To Complete. Every weekly lesson will give you a number of assignments to complete at the close. Instead of telling you what I have done, you will receive exactly what you should do this coming week. Each week you’ll have some…