Concordia Theological Monthly
sermon method, preacher, sermon outline, christian, meditation, homiletics
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The three requisites for good sermonizing are: a thorough study of the text, a good outline, and good delivery. Neglecting any one of these will result in poor preaching.
What is perhaps mostly neglected in sermonizing is that which is most important: a thorough study of the text. A thorough study of the text is absolutely indispensable for good sermon work. Without it the preacher cannot make a good outline, and without it he cannot be filled up with his subject, which he must be if he would deliver well, for a preacher's delivery is influenced by his mastery of the subject-matter and the conviction and the enthusiasm which it has wrought in bis own heart.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Matthew 5:14-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-5;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Fritz, J H.
"The Sermon Methods,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 2, Article 40.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol2/iss1/40