Preach the Word – July/August 2009

Volume 12, Number 6

A Funny Thing Happen on the Way to Church: The Use of Humor in the Pulpit

Many feel that humor has a place in Christian sermons. Others would caution that humor can easily distract… .There are no doubt legitimate reasons for deliberately inserting humor into our sermons. On the other hand, there are definitely some caveats to keep in mind.

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Looking Ahead

So that we don’t end up stepping all over ourselves and the subsequent Sundays’ lessons, preachers do well to choose their sermon texts and think through their themes and focuses well ahead of time. One could easily end up stealing his own thunder in the first sermon.

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