Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Three Ways to Improve Preaching

T. David Gordon concludes his book Why Johnny Can't Preach with three great suggestions to improve preaching.
  1. Have an Annual Review of your preaching. Ask some trusted people to evaluate your preaching and suggest ways to improve.
  2. Read poetry. Reading and understanding poetry requires close examination and consideration of a text. Honing this skill is crucial to reading and understanding the Bible. As an added benefit, this practice will increase your vocabulary and help you verbally paint vibrant pictures in the minds of your listeners.
  3. Write letters by hand. The discipline of thinking through thoughts and carefully composing them without the benefit of a delete button will help you craft your thoughts more carefully as you preach.

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