Resources for the Saturday night special — Illustrations

While proper exegesis is crucial for discerning God’s message from a text for a congregation, I don’t know of a preacher who isn’t always searching for metaphors and illustrations to help bring a sermon alive. Three points and a poem is pretty easy to put together, but the form has become dry enough that it’s … Continue reading Resources for the Saturday night special — Illustrations

Resources for the Saturday night special — Exegesis and Study

Back in seminary, I made a pledge to myself. “Self,” I said with great pomposity, “I know that you will never be like one of those preachers who are up late on Saturday nights writing their sermons. You will take time to get the sermon written early in the week, won’t you?” After all, I … Continue reading Resources for the Saturday night special — Exegesis and Study