Step 3: Finding the Big Idea of the Passage

Step 3: Finding the Big Idea of the Passage Learning Objectives Understand the importance of the Big Idea of a passage. Formulate the Big Idea by combining a subject and complement. The third and perhaps most important, step in preparing your sermon is finding the...

Step 7: Add Content and Preach!

Step 7: Adding Content to Your Sermon! Learning Objectives Learning how to craft faithful and relevant application points. Learning how to make your sermon lively and captivating. Understanding the importance of outlining your sermon. Finally, you can put everything...

Step 4: Crossing the Purpose Bridge

Step 4: Crossing the Purpose Bridge Learning Objectives Understand the importance of having a purpose to your sermon Learn the difference between hermenutics and homiletics Formulate the purpose statement to your sermon So far, you have learnt to: Study the “flesh” by...

Step 5: Forming the Big Idea of the Message

Step 5: Forming the Big Idea of the Sermon Learning Objectives Formulate the Big Idea of your sermon by combining a subject and complement using the purpose bridge from Step 4. Understand that there can be as many big ideas, and therefore sermons, as there are purpose...

Step 6: Developing the Outline of the Message

Step 6: Developing the Structure of the Message Learning Objectives Understanding how the context of your audience affects the form your sermon will take. Learning how to develop a sermon outline that is centered around the Big Idea of the Message. Learning basic...

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...