15 in a Row

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  1. A good sermon is biblical. I would expect to see a meaningful interaction with the biblical text. This can come in a variety of forms: a sermon on a whole book, verse by verse exposition of a passage, a sermon on one text, or a topical sermon that uses a variety of texts. What I am looking for is not uniformity in style but an attitude in the preacher that makes it plain that Scripture is the controlling factor in the sermon.
  2. A good sermon is theological. Is the sermon communicating a message that reflects core beliefs of the Christian faith?
  3. A good sermon is contemporary. Sermons are not history lessons or academic essays. They should communicate with relevance to our present context.
  4. A good sermon has a recognizable structure. There is no set method of doing this. What is needed is a clear sense of the movement of the message that allows a hearer to follow it.
  5. A good sermon is a good piece of communication. The preacher has something to say and says it in a way that hearers want to listen.

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