Four Thoughts on Relevant, Biblical Preaching

A recent Gallup survey explored the major reasons Americans gave for attending church.

Now, mind you, this was a survey of churchgoers – not would-be churchgoers. It's why the "already convinced," if you will, attend.

But with that in mind, the results are important to consider. The two top responses, separated by a single percentage point, are:

1. Sermons relevant to life (75%)
2. Sermons teaching scripture (76%)

Headline? Three out of every four choosing to attend church do so because of the message. The survey found other factors are compelling as well, to be sure, but these two are paramount in people's minds (followed by what is offered for children and teenagers at 64%).

So what is involved in relevant, biblical teaching?

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