Today I preached from 1 Kings 1:11–40.

I think that every good Christ-centered sermon contains several key elements: A fallen condition focus or FCF (stressing the need that man has for God’s word to transform them); A sermon point (SP) that arises out of the text from the main idea; and structure that supports this point from the text.

In today’s sermon the FCF is that man is given to some noble social causes but for lasting change it must be done the right way with God. The SP is: we must speak out with and in unison with God concerning the true covenant king. The structure is that this is important because it (I) guards aliveness; (II) guides action; and (III) gets assurance.