Senkbeil, Harold L. “Sermon Structure: gift model.” DOXOLOGY Spotlight on Ministry Conference. 2010. Presentation.

Note: this sermon model was presented at SPOTLIGHT on Ministry conferences in September 2010 as a template to guide preachers in sermon preparation and organization

Grab the hearers by the ears and place them quickly into the context of the Scriptural Word. Orally capture and echo the hearer’s likely impressions and immediate perceptions/questions/conflicts regarding the text. Link the hearers and their immediate temporal pre-occupations with the timeless and transcendent realities of the Kingdom of God, taking them with you from secular to spiritual perceptions and concerns…


Doxology provides a safe environment for clergy to reflect on their own spiritual and emotional health and assists them to review and enhance their professional competencies and skills as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s sacred mysteries.

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