Nine Marks of a Good Sermon

Nine Marks of a Good Sermon grew out of my class at Georgetown College, working with ministerial students who were beginners in public speaking. I have listed them here, chapter by chapter, mark by mark, all nine of them; each is 500 words or less–that is, very brief.¬† There is also a one hour PODCAST that treats all nine marks.

 

Nine Marks: Introduction

 

Every Good Sermon has One Clear Idea

 

Every Good Sermon Arises Naturally from a Biblical Text

 

Every Good Sermon Responds to the Needs of the Listeners

 

Every Good Sermon Includes a Question

 

Every Good Sermon Includes a Metaphor

 

Every Good Sermon Includes a Story

 

Every Good Sermon Tells Some Part of the Jesus Story

 

Every Good Sermon Expresses the Passion of the Preacher 

 

Every Good Sermon Includes an Appeal for Response