Closing the Sermon (Jan. 2008)

Closing the Sermon (Jan. 2008)


While is important to start a sermon well, a good beginning doesn't amount to much if you don't finish what you began. And yet the sermon's closing is decidedly different from a conclusion or summary that wraps up a matter. Preachers should not expect to have the last word - for we preach a living word that extends beyond the preaching moment. The best sermon closings bring the sermon to a clear stopping place, while inviting the hearers to finish the sermon in their lives as God's people in the world.
Teaching Comments:
David Lose, Karoline Lewis

   1. Introductory Conversation - David Lose
   2. Introductory Conversation - Karoline Lewis
   3. Introductory Conversation - David Lose


   4. Terence Fretheim (Luke 4:16 - 21)
   5. Michael Rogness (Psalm 77:19, 1 Corinthians 2:1 - 2)
   6. Shauna Hannan (Luke 5:1 ñ 11)
   7. Walter Sundberg (1 Corinthians 15:12 ñ 19)
   8. Closing Comments

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