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The Ubiquitous Pig
Daniel Krotz

Some Thoughts About Sermons

Posted Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 8:35 PM
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  • Great article Dan, I know your pain from both sides of the pulpit.

    The horrible tight rope preachers have to walk is that some people in the congregation know God's existence, His Goodness, His power, and His steadfast love and others don't--and everyone gets the same sermon. I'm not saying we should go for the lowest common denominator, I'm saying preachers have to talk to the whole and entire Body of Christ-new and seasoned-in one sermon.

    A seminary professor described sermon preparation with an archery target illustration--When sharing the gospel, there are some whose understanding is in the outer rings and some whose understanding is in the inner rings. You have to shoot for the bulls-eye! I'm not a fan of this because you miss people with the one arrow you get.

    I told him a better way is to turn the target 90 degrees and shoot through the side of the target hitting every ring along the way to get to the bulls-eye.

    This is my hope and this is my goal. What did Jesus say--feed my sheep. The goal is to feed them all. Of course you're right, we're human, we hit and miss. I can live with that. (I don't like it, but I can live with it.)

    -- Posted by PAAndresen on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 9:53 AM
  • Praise God!!! A new member of your church. And she sounds really excited about the word of God. What is it you think a sermon should be about?

    -- Posted by Souled Out on Fri, May 4, 2012, at 12:40 PM
  • I've experienced many diferent service and preaching styles . Some very Pentecostal type and some very stoic . I fell as long as the Word of God is being proclamed , then the Word said His word would not return void . I'm just glad someone is still willing to get up stand up and preach the good news . While 80 % of the church are virtually inactive . Gods word and dilivery comes in all shapes a sizes and all people are different so if a word is not connecting with someone Mabye it's not for them . God is so good and willing to reach us anyway He can . God bless to all .

    -- Posted by All4Him on Fri, May 4, 2012, at 4:20 PM
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