Preaching Essentials : A Practical Guide

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-01
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A Comprehensive Handbook for Today's Preacher

Author Biography

Lenny Luchetti is associate professor of proclamation and Christian ministries at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. Dr. Luchetti is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and has been involved in pastoral ministry more than fifteen years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Preaching and Preachers
Why Keep Preaching?p. 17
You Know You're Called to Preach if...p. 23
Theology Mattersp. 27
Science or Art?p. 31
Pitfalls to Avoidp. 35
Healthy Preachers S.H.E.D.p. 41
Overcoming the Monday Morning Bluesp. 45
People and Places
Context Is Everything...Almostp. 51
The Best Preachers Are the Best Listenersp. 55
Diversity Awareness Trainingp. 59
Listener Listening Stylesp. 63
Preaching to Community Needsp. 67
Preaching Dress and Sermon Lengthp. 71
Introducing Your Congregationp. 75
Preparation and Presentation
Developing a Sermon Preparation Processp. 81
Exegesis 101p. 87
Preaching as a Spiritual Disciplinep. 93
The Preacher's Two Best Friendsp. 101
The Metaphor and the Mantrap. 107
Artistic Touchesp. 111
Textual or Topicalp. 115
Linear or Narrativep. 119
Beginning and Ending Wellp. 125
Illuminating Illustrationsp. 131
Appropriate Applicationsp. 135
Voice and Bodyp. 139
Practice Your Preachingp. 143
Mind Mappingp. 147
Reimagining Imaginationp. 151
No Cloningp. 157
Use of Humorp. 161
Planning and Progress
A Well-Balanced Dietp. 169
The Sermon Planning Retreatp. 175
The Sermon Planning Teamp. 183
Ask the Flockp. 189
Soliciting Sermon Feedbackp. 193
Developing a Preaching Growth Planp. 199
Tips for Building Rapportp. 207
Preaching on Hard Topicsp. 211
Dealing with Surprisesp. 215
Weddings and Funeralsp. 219
Fresh Insights and New Practicesp. 223
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