The Biblical Preaching blog has a post up entitled “After you preach, then what happens?” In it the importance of a sermonic purpose is discussed. The author states: “we should be preaching for response.”
This goes back to the backbone of the method of preaching that I have espoused in the book You Can Preach! Every sermon should have a point that you can easily summarize in two statements. One statement is a summary of what your sermon says about the Gospel or God’s work on behalf of humanity. The second statement is a summary statement of what you expect people to do with the sermon’s information? These two statements will serve as an anchor to effective preaching.
Thus I agree with the Biblical Preaching blog on this point and hope more preachers would “have a point” when preaching.