Seasoned advice for pastors facing the weekly challenge of preparing sermons
For pastors, a new sermon comes every week. Conventional wisdom says that pastors need to sequester themselves to prepare their weekly sermon without distraction. But veteran preacher Frank Honeycutt suggests just the opposite: prepare your sermons as part of a daily, lived experience in the community.
Using the days of the week as a framework, Honeycutt describes practical and essential tasks leading up to the writing and delivery of the Sunday sermon--habits that will provide lasting spiritual nourishment for pastors who plan for a long career in parish ministry. With humor and candid acknowledgment of his own mistakes and doubts, Honeycutt reflects on the joys and hazards of ministry and explains how a faithful process of preaching shapes pastors for a lifetime of healthy ministry.
- Monday: Listening
- Tuesday: Hearing
- Wednesday: Exegeting
- Thursday: Naming
- Reflecting: A Pastor Looks Back
- Friday: Writing
- Saturday: Rehearsing
- Sunday: Offering