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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

IS A 29 MINUTE SERMON SCRIPTUAL?


Why Speak 45 Minutes When You Could Speak 30 Minutes?
AND I WOULD SAY, WHY SPEAK 3O MINUTES WHEN YOU SHOULD SPEAK 55 MINUTES, WHEN YOU TEACH EXPOSITORIALY.

Part three



“CRAFTING SERMONS AND PRESENTATION THAT WILL BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE GENERAL AUDIENCE OF YOUR CHURCH” sounds like what many pastors are trying to accomplish.


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?