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Shaping the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon

Shaping the Claim: Moving from Text to Sermon

Shaping the Claim helps the preacher discover the core of the message to be preached — the sermonic "claim."

In order to be effective, says McMickle, a sermon needs to address the hearers at three distinct levels; the head or the intellect, the heart or passion and conviction, and the hand or an expected and desired response. In order to discover the biblical "claim" that a sermon should make upon a particular congregation at a particular time, McMickle presents a helpful three-step process: (1) What? (2) So What? and (3) Now What?

The book is keyed to online sermon samples and other Web-based features such as sermon illustrations and art.


  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800604295
  • eBook ISBN 9781451414363
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 96
  • Publication Date September 3, 2008


  Chapter 1;   Adobe Acrobat Document
  Introduction;   Adobe Acrobat Document
  Table of Contents;   Adobe Acrobat Document

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