Preaching’s Bottom Line

Why do we preach sermons each week? As a pastor, have you ever asked yourself that question? In the midst of your hard work to prepare a message from God and deliver it to your congregation, do you ever have just a moment when you wonder what it’s really all about?

Most pastors do have at least an occasional moment or two of self-doubt. But that’s not really what I’m asking you about. What I’m really asking you is whether or not you’ve ever taken the time to think carefully about what the ultimate goal of your preaching really is.

In Podcast No. 206, I spend some time sharing with you my assessment of the ultimate goal of preaching. I not only offer my opinion on this goal, I share some illustrations that will help make my point. I do this because I believe we ministers must give serious thought to whether or not our preaching is meeting this goal in a meaningful way.

If you would like to hear what I have to say about this subject, I invite you to click the link on this page that will take you to my website. Once there, you will be able to listen to this particular Podcast. At the very least, I think you will find what I have to say interesting, if not challenging.

For quite a few weeks now, I’ve shared with you about my new book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is scheduled for release in early May. In the meantime, you may pre-order the book at by clicking here.

This book gives information about how to make your sermons memorable. And, it also gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said.


Please click here to visit David Mains’ website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.




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