Teaching Tip 368 | “Plain Speaking – preparing an expository sermon” | Malcolm Cox


Here is your 2-minute tip based on the book, “Plain speaking: How to preach and teach effectively” by David Bercot.

Bercot focuses on topical sermons because “they are usually the easiest for beginning speakers”. However, he has a helpful chapter on expository sermons.

Bercot offers six steps.

  1. 1 paragraph
  2. Natural divisions
  3. Propositions
  4. Connections
  5. Main theme
  6. Illustrations

What are your thoughts on the steps Bercot proposes?


Next time, we will explore preaching with power.

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