Top 10 Mistakes Preachers Make in Sermon Delivery

ChurchLeaders | 3/19/2018 | Staff
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Sermon delivery. It’s an art, a moment, an experiential occasion. But sometimes it can seem like a train wreck. Often, the delivery of the sermon is the thing new preachers struggle with the most. But even some seasoned veterans still struggle with delivering sermons that both engage and edify.

I believe with all my heart that sermon delivery can be improved upon, but it takes intentionality. And the first step toward improvement is to recognize what not to do.

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1. Flip on the “preacher voice”

It’s one thing to elevate your energy since you’re speaking to a crowd, but it’s completely different to alter your voice altogether. Hey, it’s good to see you. How are you doing with the new job? The preacher sounded normal there.

Morning - Hallelujah - Bibles - Book - Isaiah

Good morning, hallelujah. Let’s open up in our Bibles to the book of Isaiah.

All of a sudden, the preacher transformed into a golden radio voiced announcer at the local arena.


If this is you, here’s what that communicates: You’re being fake.

There may be nothing more detrimental to your sermon delivery than being underprepared.


Because when you don’t know what you’re going to say, you are chained to your notes or chained to your “uhms.”

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Instead of being free to deliver the message with power and passion, you’re checking for directions, missing turns, trying...
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