- The conclusion should conclude and bring the message to a timely and appropriate end.
- The conclusion should restate the major idea and minor points of your message.
- The conclusion is where you make your final appeal to encourage your people to action.
- The conclusion should engage the mind, elevate the emotions, and excite the will.
- The conclusion is to ask for a verdict.
- The conclusion is tied to the introduction and helps answer the question, “So what?”
- The conclusion intends to encourage and challenge, as well as comfort and guide.
Oct 14, 2021
As part of a class on preaching that I am teaching, I was reminded of this helpful list from Akin, Curtis, and Rummage on the purposes of sermon conclusions.