Like you, I enjoy hearing sermons that work. By God's grace I have been asked to preach and teach in many different settings. Years ago I remember reading a quote on preaching: "It's better to say something rather awkwardly than nothing very cleverly." In a day that seems to value style over substance, this truth has never been more relevant.
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones defines preaching as "logic on fire." Many sermons are logical but contain little passion. By contrast, some sermons are exciting to hear, but say little.
The best preachers do not preach the text exclusively, but also the application of the text. Through the use of real life stories and clear application, people discover that the Bible is relevant today. These are the sermons that work.
Know God, not just Know About God
The goal of teaching and preaching is not to merely to help people know more about the Bible, but to help them know God himself. This requires communicating clear steps of obedience with a sense of urgency. Everyone must know what's at stake.
Sermons that Work are a Means to an End
An effective sermon will bring individuals to the "throne of grace" and invite them to do business with God. These messages are my humble attempt to do just that. I trust you will find the content biblical and relevant; timeless and timely.