And one for all you pastors (and other preachers) out there. . . .
Jesse L. Nelson. Preaching Life-Changing Sermons: Six Steps to Developing and Delivering Biblical Messages. 144p., $16.99, Kregel Ministry.
Being called to preach is a tremendous commission. In Preaching Life-Changing Sermons, Jesse L. Nelson shares a simple process for effective expository sermon preparation and delivery, flavored with insights from his life in ministry and academic work. Those with teaching and preaching responsibilities with little to no seminary training will learn practical steps they can use today in their ministry.
Nelson outlines the six foundations of life-changing preaching and shows how each looks in the everyday life of a pastor:
- Seek the Spirit
- Select the Scripture
- Study the Scripture
- Structure the Sermon
- Speak in the Spirit
- Share the Savior
Handling God’s Word rightly through prayer, sermon preparation, and sermon delivery sets the stage for people to absorb the message. When the Spirit moves as Scripture speaks, souls are changed–and the call to preach becomes an exciting, transformative adventure.