This book takes a look at what both our successes and failures in preaching can tell us about how to craft better sermons. In this new book Paul Wilson draws on his broad and deep work in homiletics to show preachers how to craft a variety of types of sermons. How do you preach from the Old Testament? What are the particular needs and challenges of preaching the Good Friday, and then the Easter, sermon? What do you do when you want to address contemporary events? Recognizing that all sermons are in some ways qbroken words, q he includes in each chapter an illustrative sermon, some of which work well, yet others of which don't. If you stand in the pulpit long, he reminds us, you're going to preach your share of both. You would do well to learn, then, how either kind of sermon--the ones you're proud of and the ones you want to forget--can provide ample opportunities to learn how to be a more effective and faithful preacher of the gospel. Readers will learn how to vary the sources, styles, and substance of their sermons. Key Benefits: Will empower readers to move outside their comfort zone in preaching, thus engaging the broader possibilities for preaching; Will help the readers to learn how to assess both their strong and weak sermons, and learn from each.Reflections on the Craft of Preaching Paul Scott Wilson ... We discovered a strength that was not our own, a lovethat was beyond us, a presenthelp intimes of trouble, and we werereminded againthatGod providesat the edge ... Even while Elijah is still staying in the widowa#39;s house, a coldwindstarts blowing from theedge again.
|Author||:||Paul Scott Wilson|
|Publisher||:||Abingdon Press - 2004|