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preaching tip # 2

Know why.

“You shouldn’t give a public speech unless you want to make something happen.” – Tom Peter

I first became acquainted with Peters when I read his book “In Search of Excellence” and then “Thriving on Chaos.”  What makes for an effective business makes for an effective sermon or speech: knowing the purpose behind what you’re doing or saying.

When it comes to preaching, our goal is two-fold: 1) to faithfully communicate God’s truth and 2) to see lives changed.  Knowing why you are preaching helps shape more than just the outline, it shapes the heart and passion you bring to the platform.