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Cutting Room Floor (Page 3)

One of the most difficult and painful tasks for any well-studied sermon is to condense the material that is most important, relevant and valuable to the audience. Oftentimes, a good deal of good material is left on the preacher’s cutting room floor. Luckily, some of that material has found a place here.
At The Pastor’s Cutting Room Floor, you’ll find a number of things that don’t make it into the sermon, for a variety of reasons: there wasn’t enough time, the point was too small to make, the point was too technical to make, the issue is better dealt with out of the pulpit, etc.
Welcome to the stuff that didn’t make it. I pray it challenges you to deepen your understanding of God’s Word and to ultimately know Him better.

Exodus 33 – Theme Words

When I really want to stress something important to my children, I repeat it several times, sometimes in different tones or with different emphases. That way I’m sure they will hear me clearly and I’ll get my point across. God often does the same for us. Many times in a single passage or narrative unit,…

Exodus 30 – Numbers-Obsessed

Here is an interesting case where I cut something from the sermon because it never should’ve been there to begin with. This is really an issue where hermeneutics meets homiletics (hermeneutics is the art and science of studying the Bible, and homiletics is the art and science of preaching the Bible). Sometimes just because something…