When we train young men how to preach, one of the things we work on is the introduction to the sermon because it's important to get people's attention. And there are a lot of ways to do that and we get a little bit creative from time to time as to how we develop an introduction. There are a lot of ways to do it but the goal of an introduction is to grab the attention of the people and get them interested in what you're about to say. You can do that a lot of ways.
You can do that by surprising them a little bit. You can do that with a high interest story. You can do that by focusing on a very applicable, practical truth that everybody wants to know about. You can do that by focusing on a problem that needs a solution and you're about to give them the solution. There are a lot of ways you can capture interest....
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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry... gty.org