4 Marks of a Powerful Sermon




Blake Glosson is a pastoral resident at Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, Illinois, and an MDiv student at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has been published by The Gospel Coalition and Crosswalk.com and republished and/or referred by Eternal Perspective Ministries (Randy Alcorn)Challies.com (Tim Challies), Moody Radio (herehere, and here), The JOY FM (The Morning Cruise with Dave, Bill, and Carmen)ChurchLeaders.comThe Aquila ReportMonergism.com, and numerous other sources. Previously, he served as the director of young adults at New Covenant Bible Church in St. Charles, Illinois.

5 thoughts on “4 Marks of a Powerful Sermon

  1. What I have learn in preaching for more than ten years is that the Holy Spirit will give you the right words when the time comes. Luke 12:12 I am always in prayer days before a Sunday sermon as well as the night before and the morning before the service begins. As Pastors we teach others to have a walk with Christ by our example and leadership. The preachers that you have mention is good however go right to the source himself which is Christ and not other preachers the reasons that I say is that every congregations and everyone’s needs is different from one church to the other. Christ knows what someone in your own congregation may need to hear that is why I have said be in constant prayer before you write a sermon during the time you are writing those words and even before you share the words, allow the Lord to use you. I have always worn a cross around my neck when I preach that was given to me and the words say Christ is counting on you, and as I hold that cross and I remember Christ I am counting on you for your help, please guide my words. And yes I am always shock when someone comes up to me after to say thank you I needed to hear those words you said today. As I read your words what comes to mind is from 1 Kings 19:10-13 with Elijah A great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. You see there are many times in our lives Christ comes to us in a whisper, this is why we need to have a walk with him to hear that whisper.

    • Thank you for reading and sharing these comments, eguyadeen3! Your comments on praying leading up to Sundays and counting on Christ for his help were encouraging reminders to me. May the Lord bless you and continue to reveal Christ to you as you pursue and serve him!

  2. Thank you very much, Blake, for serving writing these useful articles. I definitely LOVE how God uses you to communicate all these things. Special Greetings from Venezuela. God bless you!

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