Step 2: Outline the Structure of the Text

Step 2: Outlining the Structure of the Text Learning Objectives Identify grammatical keys and content cues. Structure the text according to its major and minor keys/content cues. Summarize the text in your own words. The second step to a great sermon is learning how...

Step 1 – Study Words and Relationships

Step 1: Studying Words and Relationships Learning Objectives Identify four types of words – repeated, unusual/difficult, long, and significant words. Interpret the details of words by researching their meaning and usage in their historical context. Good sermon...
Let the Amen, sound from His people again

Let the Amen, sound from His people again

A friend of mine is dying. As I held his hand last night, I prayed. I prayed for mercy, That he would not suffer terrible pain but live out his swan song in comfort.  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 103:8). I...
The sun always sets

The sun always sets

You have been privy to most, if not all, of my relationships. I’ve always appreciated the godly advice and wisdom that have always been mine for the taking, and have always provided a willing ear whenever I came knocking, provided, of course, that we had enough...
A Message Worth Defending

A Message Worth Defending

Galatians 1:11-24, ESV I became a Christian 2003, when I was about 15 years old. As it is when you come to know Christ and his great love for you, the change in me was quite significant, so much that many people, including my own family, soon nicknamed me “pastor” (I...