These questions will help solidify your purpose and guide your sermon development. They will also help you follow the “Grand Redemptive Storyline” of Creation (God) ? Fall ? Redemption ? Sanctification.
1) What does this text teach about God and His character and ways? This question is intentionally theological and God focused. It is the first question you should always ask in sermon development. This question looks for the “vision of God” in the text.
2) What does this text teach about fallen humanity? This question naturally follows number one, and it should always follow number one. It will keep us from being man-centered or anthropocentric in our preaching. Bryan Chappell speaks of the “Fallen Condition Focus” (FCF). To read more, click here.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Five Crucial Questions for Every Sermon to Raise and Answer
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 6:16 AM