The Life Cycle of the Sermon

Most sermons follow a similar pattern: birth, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.

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Rosalie Kwak

February 04, 2013  4:42pm

You're right Pete, It is easy to think you are crazy as you enter the "death" phase. Afraid that even all you've discovered and thought you've gained will be lost and is for naught. and then somehow God finds the gold in the dirt and shows it to you. I appreciate very much how you have articulated this process and gave examples from your own sermon journey. I find all of your thoughts helpful. Thank-you!

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Chris Woodall

February 04, 2013  12:53pm

I am a lay speaker and will always remember this great article because it hits home with me so much. Thanks

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Judy Bangsund

February 04, 2013  12:00pm

Thank you for this timely article (Monday morning). Just what I needed to hear -- a gift from God. Your analysis hit a home run. It is useful, not only in looking back (and letting go) but also in giving me a clearer picture of the process of sermon-making. I think it will be helpful to many preachers as we go through this agonizing but also thrilling process, the privilege of speaking God's word to His people.

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