On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Lucas O’Neill discuss capturing listeners attention in a media-saturated culture, unveiling the tension in the biblical passage, loving people with the Word, along with his book, Preaching to Be Heard: Delivering Sermons That Command Attention (Lexham Press, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- How Pastors and Bible teachers capture listeners attention in a media-saturated culture.
- How to unveil the tension in the biblical passage not only creates interest but commands attention from listeners.
- The importance of Pastors and Bible teachers not only providing excellent expository content but also having a suitable delivery plan.
- Advice for Bible college and seminary students on preaching.
- The importance of Pastors and Bible teachers growing in their skill in handling the Word of God.
- Being conscious of what kind of feedback one is getting from preaching and how to learn and grow from it to improve in one’s craft.
- The power of the Holy Spirit in preaching.
- Loving people with the Word of God through preaching the Word of God.
- Learning to have good introductions to sermons that help listeners understand what’s going to be covered.
- The importance of continuing to be a student of the Word of God.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.