AND I WOULD SAY, WHY SPEAK 3O MINUTES WHEN YOU SHOULD SPEAK 55 MINUTES, WHEN YOU TEACH EXPOSITORIALY.
I will quote Dan Philipps on the kind of sermon we should preach:
- “Figure out what God wants you to do, listen for the voice of God — and do the opposite!
- Preach angry! Preach short, graceless, dessicated little dehydrated sermons!
- Preach a hard message that nobody wants to hear!
- And make it harder!
- Don't pray for conversions!
- In fact, pray against conversions! You'll experience unparalleled success and explosive growth!" (Who preached this kind of message and be successful?)
A best-selling book project: Let us called it: Your Best Preaching Now!
The modern idea
1 Don’t use phrases that sound theological or biblical. I read a list of words and phrases that preachers shouldn’t us in preaching or use in the church bulletin. Like Justification, Election, Sovereign.
2 Speak in your normal voice pattern. This point really is a good point. Ron Parsley is not in this camp. Nor is John Hagee. Paula White is not an example. Maybe Ed Young, Jr. is a good example
3 When speaking, don’t stand behind the podium. Get rid of the pulpit. John MacArthur style doesn’t work well?
4 Tiees and Suits are taboo, try the casual look. Take off the robe. Robert Scheller did. But James D. Kennedy kept his own. Rick Warren is good dressing looking casual.
5 Smile a lot. That works every time. Joel Osteen is a master of this.
6 Use as little, as possible, Scripture, especially the King James.
7 Don’t be sarcastic. Charles Whisnant is good at sarcasm Quit it.
8 Use a little humor, a few cuss words might be in order. Brian McClarin as an example.
9 Keep the sermon to 29 minutes in length.
WELL CHARLES, HOW DO WE PREACH THE RIGHT SERMON?