Ah, such wonders of homiletics:
Disillusionment to Be Dispelled…Distractions to Be Defeated...Doubt to Be Destroyed.
Some go with simple, single words:
OK, but…I don't recall the rationale (sorry!) for the homiletic hemhorraging (ouch!) put forth in the following (excuse me!).
I. HE IS SUPERIOR IN HIS STATION
A. His Superior Identity
B. His Superior Importance
C. His Superior Influence
II. HE IS SUPERIOR IN HIS SOVEREIGNTY
A. Sovereign Over His Creation
B. Sovereign Over His Creatures
C. Sovereign Over His Church
III. HE IS SUPERIOR IN HIS SALVATION
A. Price Of His Salvation
B. Power Of His Salvation
2. Provides Redemption
3. Provides Reconciliation
C. Proof Of His Salvation (Huh? What happened to the “S” theme?)
I don’t mind a catchy title... Five fabulous facts for families
…but how about something a little more riveting: Five Festering Factoids of Failed Feminism
Having a plethora of “Ps” (pardon!) seem to be a big favorite of the brethren:
Provision, Passion, Peace, Possession, Persecution, Prayer, Presence, Preeminence, Particular, Propitiate, Paradigm.
Not too shabby, but Plodder is pleased to proffer possibilities (ow!) to append here:
Pickle, Pachyderm, Parsnip, Palpitate, Percolate, and especially Pretentious. I mean, why limit oneself to the usual? Be creative.
Now if you’re Adrian Rogers, prince of preachers (oops!) you get a pass. If you’re a plodding pastor (sorry!) whose pulpit personality (ouch!) is presently patchy (egad!) you might try just explaining and applying the Bible without such aids.
And when will SBC pastors disenthrall themselves of this artificial homiletical silliness?