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Honing Your Introduction

Four ways to improve the opening minutes of a sermon

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To help you improve your preaching, PT prints part of an actual sermon and then gives you expert analysis on ways to improve it. The focus this issue is improving your sermon introductions.

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Sermon title: " Who Do You Think You Are? "
Text: Amos 7:10-17

" Who do you think you are? " This is a question you might ask someone who seems to be thinking too highly of himself, someone trying to pretend to be something she's not, someone who puts on airs of greatness or superiority when he or she is really just the same as you. Have you ever asked someone, " Just who do you think you are, anyway? " Has anyone ever asked you that question? It seems to me that if you're trying to live for God, you'll be asked that question a lot.

" Who do you think you are? " When you're trying to tell a friend about Jesus or about how the friend's life would improve if he or she followed the Christian way, your friend may say to you, " Who do you think you are, some ...

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