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Symmetry is a description of how you write your Main Points. “Symmetry” means “balanced proportions”. If your sermon displays symmetry, it’s main points will be balanced and proportionate. That is, each main point will seem to have an equal and valuable relationship with all of the other main points. No main point will dominate, either in terms of importance, impact, or the amount of time you spend on it.
The three main benefits of sermon symmetry are:
Main Points with symmetry, make your sermon easy to follow and understand.
It is easy to remember a sermon with has symmetry flow. I’m writing this blog from memory, based on the sermon symmetry I heard last night.
Main Points with symmetry, are a thing of beauty. (Note how the three points of this blog also display symmetry.)
Take a look at this sermon which I just listened to last night from Dr. John Crocker at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea, MN:
He was speaking on 2 Peter 1:1-12. His mains were:
- Establish Your Identity (2 Peter 1:1-4)
- Exercise Your Responsibility (2 Peter 1:5-8)
- Erase Your Uncertainty (2 Peter 1:9-12)
This sermon contains symmetry. Each main is a command verb (Establish, Exercise, Erase). Each main begins with the letter “E”. Each main is focused on You. Each key word at the end has a symmetry as well, with each one ending with a “-ty” ending.
This is not just word play. This gives a sermon memorable power and greater impact in people’s lives.
Yours for better preaching,