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Preaching Grace: Possibilities for Growing Your Preaching and Touching People's Lives

Preaching Grace: Possibilities for Growing Your Preaching and Touching People's Lives

Kennon L. Callahan

ISBN: 978-1-118-69292-9

Jun 1999, Jossey-Bass

192 pages

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$22.95

Description

"Preaching today", says Kennon Callahan," is less about law and more about grace. It is about inviting people to discover God's grace, perhaps for the first time, and touching their lives in a powerful, personal, helpful way."

Callahan, who has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars, sees the sermon as a shared event for the pastor and the congregation who are gathered to discover the good news for this day and the week to come. He sees preaching as a sign of grace, compassion, community, and hope.

Preaching Grace encourages pastors to develop the approach to preaching that matches with their unique gifts and strengths. Through focusing on these strengths, pastors will discover more fully their own personal preaching style and advance the sermons that will stir and inspire their congregations-to discover the grace of God, the compassion of Christ, and the healing hope of the Holy Spirit.

Preface vii

1 Preaching When the Whole World is a Mission Field 1

2 Presence 17

3 Preparation 33

4 Resources 55

5 Content 71

6 Motivation 87

7 Delivery 103

8 Structure 123

9 Outcome 143

10 Creating a New Beginning 161

The Author 173

Index 175