5 things I need from a sermon

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When they come to church, people want a sermon that is more than platitudes and common sense.

Retired Elder Larry Buxton says this in a recent edition of Leading Ideas: “It’s been a new experience to live a non-parish-focused life during the week, then walk into church on Sunday and hear for the first time a Scripture and sermon.”

He goes on to list five things he’s looking for from those standing in the pulpit:

  1. I need your sermon to grab me.
  2. I need your sermon to pinch me.
  3. I need to hear about Jesus.
  4. I need to know God is doing something.
  5. I need your sermon to help me.

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