I once heard a preacher end her sermon by saying, “As I bring this sermon to a close, it is my fondest hope that some of you will take to heart what I have said. And, that others of you will wake up refreshed.”
I suspect she used this closing to interject some humor into her sermon. But, she may well have felt a certain amount of frustration that some of her congregation came to church so tired that they saw the preaching time as an opportunity to take a quick nap.
It’s a reality that today people often come to church far from ready to worship and hear a message from God through the person preaching. That fact requires we who minister to make certain we purposefully inject some “life” into our sermons. I talk about this in some detail in Podcast 120.
If you would like to consider what I have to say about this topic, I invite you to click the link on this page that will take you to my Sermon-Coach.com website. Then, you can point your web browser to the Podcast link and listen to this particular Podcast.
I think you will find what I have to say quite helpful. At least that is my sincere prayer. I am committed to helping pastors preach more effective sermons. So, I truly hope that I will be able to help you.
I continue to receive many positive comments about my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is now available at Amazon.com by clicking here.
This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in your church.
Please click here to visit David Mains’ Sermon-Coach.com website.
You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.