Friday, July 06, 2007

11 Step Sermon Preparation From John Stott - how to prepare a sermon

Joshua Harris has posted a short summary of John Stott's 11 steps to sermon preparation. This "how-to" is a helpful summary of John Stott's book on preaching, Between Two Worlds. You can read the whole article on Joshua Harris' website. Here are the steps:

How To Prepare a Sermon
1. Choose your text and meditate on it.

2. Ask questions of the text.

3.Combine diligent study with fervent prayer.

4. Isolate the Dominant Thought of the Text.

5. Arrange Your Material to Serve the Dominant Thought

6. Remember the Power of Imagination--Illustrate!

7. Add Your Introduction

8. Add Your Conclusion

9. Write Down Your Sermon

10. Edit it Again

11. Pray over Your Message

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