By Haddon W. Robinson
An up to date model of Robinson's best-selling textbook on preaching
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14 A classic statement of this concept comes from J. H. Jowett in his Yale lectures on preaching: I have a conviction that no sermon is ready for preaching, not ready for writing out, until we can express its theme in a short, pregnant sentence as clear as a crystal. I find the getting of that sentence is the hardest, the most exacting, and the most fruitful labour in my study. 16 A novice may dismiss the importance of a central idea as the ploy of homiletics professors determined to press young preachers into their mold.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A SINGLE IDEA THE DEFINITION OF AN IDEA THE FORMATION OF AN IDEA EXAMPLES OF FORMING AN IDEA three - TOOLS of the Trade THOUGHT UNITS TOPICAL EXPOSITION SERMON LENGTH THE CONTEXT LEXICONS CONCORDANCES GRAMMARS WORD-STUDY BOOKS BIBLE DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS COMMENTARIES BIBLIOGRAPHIES OTHER TOOLS THE SUBJECT THE COMPLEMENT four - THE ROAD from Text to Sermon 1. ” 2. ” 3. ” five - THE ARROW and the Target THE POWER OF PURPOSE six - THE SHAPES Sermons Take DEDUCTIVE ARRANGEMENTS SEMI-INDUCTIVE ARRANGEMENTS INDUCTIVE ARRANGEMENTS seven - MAKING Dry Bones Live RESTATEMENT DEFINITION AND EXPLANATION FACTUAL INFORMATION QUOTATIONS NARRATION ILLUSTRATIONS eight - START WITH A BANG and Quit All Over THE INTRODUCTION THE CONCLUSION nine - THE DRESS of Thought STRONG TRANSITIONS A CLEAR STYLE A DIRECT AND PERSONAL STYLE A VIVID STYLE ten - HOW TO PREACH So People Will Listen GROOMING AND DRESS MOVEMENT AND GESTURES EYE CONTACT VOCAL DELIVERY REHEARSAL FEEDBACK A Final Word Appendix 1 - ANSWERS to Exercises Appendix 2 - SAMPLE SERMON and Evaluation Here is a sermon based on Matthew ...
Preaching is a living interaction involving God, the preacher, and the congregation, and no definition can pretend to capture that dynamic. But for the sake of clarity we must attempt a working definition anyway. Expository preaching is the communication of a biblical concept, derived from and transmitted through a historical, grammatical, and literary study of a passage in its context, which the Holy Spirit first applies to the personality and experience of the preacher, then through the preacher, applies to the hearers.
Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson