Item description for Designing the Sermon: Order and Movement in Preaching (Abingdon Preacher's Library Series) by James Earl Massey...
Overview What is good preaching? is the question of both those who hear it and those who do it. Hearers answer that question instinctively, tuning in the preacher who meets their needs, whether in the pulpit of the neighborhood church or on a broadcast. Preachers need to answer more intentionally.
Providing fundamental homiletical principles, this classic book gives readers all the tools they need to prepare a meaningful sermon.
"Sermon design"--James Massey's contemporary, creative approach to shaping specific classifications of sermons--focuses on order (What is the preacher's goal?) and on movement (What structure is he or she using to get there?). The discussion of his approach begins with an appraisal of the sermon in context--in relation to goals, design, basic forms, contemporary concerns, and the "why" of it all.
Dr. Massey's specific forms for designing sermons include the narrative/story sermon--a subject which is receiving renewed interest today; the textual-expository sermon; the doctrinal/topical sermon; and the special occasion sermon, for which he has chosen the topic of the funeral. Suggestions are included for studying the methods of master preachers as a resource for more effective preaching. And three of the author's own tested sermons are used as illustrations of sermon design possibilities.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1980
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Abingdon Preachers Library
ISBN 0687104904 ISBN13 9780687104901
Availability 0 units.
More About James Earl Massey
James Earl Massey is Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor-at-Large at the Anderson University School of Theology. He is also Pastor Emeritus and founding pastor of the Metropolitan Church of God in Detroit. The author of many articles and contributions to composite works, his several books include The Responsible Pulpit, Designing the Sermon, The Burdensome Joy of Preaching, and Sundays in the Tuskegee Chapel. Dr. Massey has preached and lectured at more than 100 colleges, universities, and seminaries in the United States and on four continents.
James Earl Massey currently resides in Greensboro, in the state of Indiana. James Earl Massey was born in 1930.
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Designing the Sermon Sep 7, 2005
This text does an excellent job of breaking down the sermon design process. The text does not exclude the prayerful time of preparation nor the working of the Holy Spirit in the preparation of the sermon, but it does give a basic pattern for each type of sermon that is useful and helpful in giving the preparer additional thoughts concerning the sermon.