RPP 016: 5 Principles for Motivating Action From Your Preaching

You want people to take action from your preaching, right? Of course you do. That’s why we do it – so that people will respond to God’s word and God’s grace. It’s amazing how much God can do with a single sermon in someone’s life. RPP 016: 5 Principles for Motivating Action From Your Preaching

What we’re going to talk about today are some essential principles or ingredients for motivating action from your preaching. We believe these 5 things will put you in a position where you can do as much as you can possibly do in order to set people up for a successful response to God’s word. Obviously God is the one who causes the growth in people’s lives, but we have the responsibility to sow the seed. So why not sow it with some intention?

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Show Notes: 5 Principles for Motivating Action From Your Preaching

The 5 Principles:

  1. Preach with one point
  2. Be application driven throughout
  3. Boil it down to an action item
  4. Be inspiring
  5. Show passion

Links Mentioned:

5 Ways to Create Memorable Sermons (sticky statements from Preaching Rocket)

5 Ways to Further Your Sermon Content Throughout the Week

RPP 010: How to Powerfully Close Your Next Sermon

4 Keys to Closing Your Sermon Powerfully

Improve Your Preaching in 2016

The Question You Must Ask Yourself Before You Preach

Want to Be Engaging in Your Preaching? 1 Simple Tweak Will Do


How do you intentionally motivate people to take action from your preaching?

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Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Senior Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at BrandonKelley.org. You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.