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Key Concluding Qualities

May 6, 2008

The other evening John Brand passed on a clear and concise quote about the qualities of good conclusions. This comes from the pen of Ramesh Richard.

“The conclusion is the final movement of the sermon, so it crescendos to a climax. The preacher repeats or restates the central proposition (the main theme) to refocus the thoughts of the audience on what God expects of them. The conclusion will evidence two features, cohesion and resolution. Cohesion: The audience now hears in concise statements all the important points of the sermon. Resolution: The audience now has the feeling that the destination set out in the purpose during the introduction has been reached.”

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