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How'd It Go?

Five ways to measure your Sunday sermon.

How'd It Go?

How did it go this Sunday?

This question is asked many times each week. Some pastor talks to another pastor. And whatever the agenda of the discussion, it is likely one will ask the other about the previous Lord's Day service.

Did you have a good day? What did you preach? How did it go?

The answer typically includes comments about Sunday's attendance, offering, and steps of faith taken. Then we describe how we think the sermon went.

We may feel we were not quite ready. We may feel the sermon could have been shorter. We may feel the presentation had hiccups. We may feel the message did not connect. We may feel it all went pretty well.

But is our limited and tainted perspective right? Is there a more objective way to know how Sunday went? Can we really know how it went after we preach?

Here are five basic ways to measure your Sunday sermon.

A faithful exposition. How did you treat the text? This is the all-important question. Did you rightly handle the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15)? Your ...

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