As you drive home from church on Sunday afternoon, how can you tell if you have heard a good sermon or not? How can you evaluate the quality of the message?
In his book, Why Johnny can’t preach: The media have shaped the messengers, author T. David Gordon provides three helpful questions to ask to get at the heart of a sermon.
I’ve really desired something fairly simple for my family: to be able to talk intelligently about the sermon on Sunday afternoon or throughout the week. And to do this, all I really desire is the ability to ask three questions: What was the point or thrust of the sermon? Was this point adequately established in the text that was read? Were the applications legitimate applications of the point, from which we can have further fruitful conversation about other possible applications?