A professor of homiletics once told his students how to structure a sermon: Tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them what you have to tell them, then tell them what you just told them. The preacher should not lose sight of his main point of the sermon and should not let the hearers miss it either.

Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We have such a high priest, one who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven.
Hebrews 8:1 NET

The most important thing, says the author, is the quality of Jesus as high priest — his person and work — so superior to humans who served in a physical sanctuary. In chapter 8, he concentrates on the superior covenant as more evidence about the Master.

What will keep vacillating Christians strong in faith is to consider the main point of the gospel, Jesus himself.

Have you thought today of his quality, for your spiritual strength?

I’ve said it!


One thought on “The main point

  1. The “craft” of sermon structuring is…well.. a craft. As I look at sermon outlines I marginally measure up. Every now and again, though, I surprise myself. That’s not normally the case, however.

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