April 22, 2010

No Conclusion Necessary

Abraham Piper posted about why sermons are easier than other kinds of public speaking, namely, All pastors have to do is pause—after any point they just made—and then say, Let’s pray.’” I try to apply at least a little more effort at my conclusions than that, but maybe all the extra effort isn’t necessary in light of this comment by Chris Roberts.

It also helps that 80% of the people aren’t listening to the sermon anyway; 15% of the remaining 20% will forget the sermon as soon as they realize you are winding up; and the remaining 5% contains the preacher’s wife, a deacon, and two old ladies looking for ammunition.

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