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Show Notes: What to Do When You’re Done Writing Your Sermon
Points to Remember:
- It’s okay to break away from the exact text to add character into it.
- Incorporating personal stories help the congregation connect.
- Bring out your own personality in the way you tell stories.
- Instead of just reading the text, take some time to interact with it – bring out the emotion.
- Bring the story of the Gospel to life by interacting with the text.
- If you can find a good story that relates to the text or main idea, take bits and pieces and infuse them into your sermon throughout.
- Great storytellers: Perry Noble, Andy Stanley, and Kenny White.
- Joe runs through his sermon once all the way through and then important parts (illustration, introduction, etc.).
- Joe runs through his sermon on Wednesday and Friday.
- When writing a manuscript, use section headings to boil down to more of an outline form.
- Manuscripting your message allows you to say things in a crisp, succinct, and memorable way.
- Brandon runs through his manuscript 3 times and his iPad notes 3 times for a total of 6 times before Sunday.
- Running through your sermon before Sunday will free you to be able to connect with your congregation rather than connecting with your notes.
- Every pastor needs to figure out what works for them
- Rehearsing your sermon, may be awkward, but it’s important.
- Put in the hard work and then have fun on Sunday.
- Don’t take yourself so seriously.
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