Sermon: The Tragic Side of a Triumphant Event ( A Sermon for Palm Sunday)

Sermon: The tragic side of a triumphant event

Introduction

I read a story about a plainly dressed man who went into a church in the Netherlands one Sunday and took a seat near the pulpit. Soon a woman came along and curtly told the man that he was seated in ‘her seat’. She then asked him to leave the seat. The man apologized and apparently moved away to a pew reserved for the poor, from where he took part in the service. Continue reading “Sermon: The Tragic Side of a Triumphant Event ( A Sermon for Palm Sunday)” »

The Sermon is the Preacher’s Responsibility

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I have been preaching the amazing Word of God for over 25 years and still love doing it. During that time, I have preached many sermons, some of which went off very well, others that were fairly good and many that failed badly (at least that’s what I think!). In this article, I want to focus on the sermons that didn’t do too well. At such times when I have known that the sermon didn’t go off well, I used to look for excuses to justify a bad presentation. Here are some of the excuses I have given. Continue reading “The Sermon is the Preacher’s Responsibility” »