There were smiles all around. Excitement and anticipation had turned to gratitude and love. We smiled as the new born simply looked up and barely moved. The whole family was overjoyed as we looked at the child. We knew that there was
To begin with, I want to assert that celebration is a good thing, but can too much of a good thing become a bad thing?
In my post discussing Jasper William’s Whooping System, I wrote about the whooping Curve. This is an increase in intensity that subsides slightly as you enter the whoop and then grows again to the final climax.
The congregation leaves with your sermon close on their mind. In fact, when people ask members about the sermon, they often can only bring to mind that very last part. A while back, Peter Mead at the Biblical Preaching blog did a
Lowell Erdahl, in the book Best Advice for Preaching, quotes someone who said: “There are two kinds of preachers–those who have to say something and those who have something to say!” A preacher gains something to say by connection to the divine
I have not totally defined the appeal which has caused some confusion. I should have known better in that this website has many different preachers from many different traditions. So during this series on appeals we should define what do I mean