French chemist and scientist Louis Pasteur once said that “luck favors the prepared mind.” I think we could replace the word luck with the Holy Spirit. I think the Holy Spirit favors the prepared preacher. Obviously, there are moments when the Holy Spirit shows up in spontaneous ways. But the Holy Spirit can show up on Tuesday mornings during sermon preparation time, just as much as on Sunday mornings during sermon delivery time. So, the question is, how are you doing with your sermon preparation?
If you’ve been following along, we’ve been talking about how creating an annual preaching plan is essential to preaching fantastic sermons. In the first post, we looked at why you need to figure out how many Sundays you’re actually going to preach, and how many you’re not going to preach, this year. The second post talked about how to use a sermon calendar to plan what you’re going to preach on, when. In today’s post, I want to touch briefly on sermon preparation. It may seem obvious, but the better you prepare the better you present.
Having an annual preaching plan greatly helps your sermon preparation because you know weeks in advance what your topic is going to be. And, when you’re well prepared, you have more time to find great illustrations. You’ll also become a better observer of life. Great preachers are great observers. The more time you have to observe and reflect, the better your preaching is going to be. If you combine this with our first step in Preaching Rocket, we believe you’ll not only become a better preacher, but will also get your Saturdays back. That’s a core promise of Preaching Rocket.
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