The Mark of a Good Sermon

2011 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session, Matt Carter, Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Austin Stone Community Church, talks about what he considers before preaching sermons.  


Which of Matt’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Go to the Word first. Examine how you phrase the application portion of the sermon—do you focus on works or on Christ? Think about who is being exalted through your messages and take practical steps toward glorifying Jesus when you preach. 


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