I’ve never met Dave Ward, but I did hear him speak once!
Just about 7 years ago the Bible college I attended hosted a youth retreat. Dave Ward was the speaker, and I attended most of the worship sessions. One of Dave’s messages stuck with me. I remembered the passage, the structure, and the several of the creative elements. It was just a well crafted sermon.
Jump forward 5 or 6 years, the name Dave Ward had slipped my mind, but the message had not. Eventually I started trying to track down who delivered the message and maybe even a copy of it.
I’m not sure when I started that endeavor, but I finally tracked down his name this last week. After a couple of google searches, I discovered he’s a prolific blogger/article writer. One of his favorite subjects (obviously) is preaching. I was particularly interested in several of the articles because he addressed Narrative Sermons, something I’m interested in.
Here are five articles to read on preaching: