Progressive-emotive Preaching

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Progressive-emotive sermons are generally classified either by their relationship to source material (topical, textual, expository) or by the method of their argument (inductive, deductive, dialogic). The progressive-emotive sermon, however, is defined by its intended impact on the listener.


Change in behavior, attitude, or understanding never occurs in a vacuum. It is produced by three things: psychological interaction with a variety of sensory experiences; a clear understanding...


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