Back to Blog Home

10 ways to amp up your sermon impact right away

Posted by Greg Stier on Aug 7, 2016 11:24:20 AM

Find me on:

Bible Study Notes1.  Spend time praying that God will give you the right passage(s) to preach.

2.  Exegete the needs of the audience before you exegete the meaning of the text.

3.  Soak yourself in the passage(s) you are going to preach. Ask God through his Holy Spirit to reveal to you the meaning, main point and some powerful insights.

4.  Build your sermon around that main point.

5.  Support that main point with great illustrations, Biblical/historical insights, word studies, etc.

6.  Drive your sermon toward at least one practical and powerful action step that the audience can take right away.

7.  Prayerfully keep writing and re-writing it until it's ready to preach. In other words "Bake it until it's cooked."

8.  Make a salvation segue and tie a clear presentation of the Gospel into your sermon.

9.  Give some sort of invitation for people to respond to the Gospel (raised hands, altar call, registration card, text in, etc)

10. Tie your shoes right before you preach and, while you are on your knees, ask God to fill you with his Holy Spirit so that you can preach with power and divine impact (a habit I started years ago!)

What are some other ways to amp up your sermon impact?

Topics: Effective Preaching

Dare 2 Share LIVE - 10.10.2020

Subscribe below >>

Get blog/podcast updates

Greg Stier

About Me

Hi, I'm Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries. On this blog I share personal experiences about life, ministry, and how we are mobilizing teenagers across America to share their faith. I would love to connect with you. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or join a move of God at Dare 2 Share.

Interested in having Greg Stier speak at your event? Please fill out the Speaker Request Form.

Winter Jam 2020

Recent Posts

Speaking Events

 

Lead THE Cause - Summer 2020

CHICAGO, IL - June 15-20, 2020

DENVER, CO - July 6-11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 27 - August 1, 2020

LEARN MORE

Dare 2 Share LIVE - 10/10/20

Dare 2 Share LIVE is coming on 10/10 in 2020! Click here learn how you can get involved!

Gospel Advancing Ministry

4 Ways to GOSPELIZE Your Ministry:

  1. Spend more time in prayer.
  2. Give the gospel consistently.
  3. Train your students to share.
  4. Share stories.

Click for more more on how to lead a Gospel Advancing Ministry.

gospelize_book-download gospelize_your-team-download