I’m speaking at a retreat this weekend. That’s had me thinking about what do I do when I want to write a special occasion sermon. I put hours upon hours into all of my sermons. I think about them weeks/months in advance. I never wing it. But what are the added elements I add to the mix when a special sermon arrives.
- When preaching a passage: Ask yourself, “What story from my life, from scripture, or that I’ve heard demonstrates this passage applied or lived out?”
- How does this story need to be told to have the greatest emotional impact?