Some e-words to think about when considering how to preach well.
Exegesis: drawing out from the text what it is saying.
Exposition: saying what the text means for us today.
Evangelism: ensuring the good news of Jesus Christ is part of (even the whole of) our sermon.
Essay: the kind of sermon to avoid. Some longer sermons have the feel of an essay and suffer accordingly. A sermon should be more like a blog post, letter to the editor, or message on a postcard than like an essay.
Enthusiasm: sermons are not just words, they are convictions communicated through words; let our enthusiasm for what we believe be expressed.
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