Sermon Prep Step 9: Fully Develop Points

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. I was at a homecoming weekend in Huntsville Alabama.

OK, folks…let’s go head and knock out the rest of this sermon process.

Right now you have 3 points that fit together.

What you need to do now is take each point. And then you need to expand the point.

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Step 8: Connect Your Points

Yes sir…we rounding the home stretch now…

We have come a good ways…

We took a new text…

We have exegeted the text…

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What is a Synthesis?

What’s going on everybody…

I had a question that came in that I thought would be helpful to all of yall…

If you have a question…go head and hit reply to this email and ask it…

I will get to your question eventually…

Here is the question:

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Brother Sherman,

I never heard of the
Thesis
Antithesis
Synthesis

Sermon what is this type of sermon?
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Good question…

I actually speak a bit more on this in the supercharge your sermons system which you can find out about at: http://www.superchargeyoursermons.net

But here is the basic idea…it is based on Hagel’s dialectic.

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Sermon Step 7: Get Your Points

Now…

Let’s turn the page…

You got your exegesis.

Now let’s get ready to craft a sermon.

Now there are a lot of ways to structure a sermon…

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What Is A Sermon?

Now we are going to stop talking about exegesis.

You should have a good handle on your text…

Now we are going to talk about putting your sermon together…

But before we do that…

Let’s take a step back at what a sermon is…

Now there are many ways at describing a sermon…

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Sermon Prep Step 6 – Emotional Exegesis

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We are finishing up the exegesis section of our sermon prep…

What you should realize is that interpreting the text is not a simple thing.

And you can do a lot more than we have done…

One thing I forgot to tell you about in the last email was that you should do what I call experiential exegesis.

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Sometimes You Gotta Punt

A while ago I was listening to a football coach.

He said, “To have to Punt is not a mistake. Throwing an interception to keep from punting is a mistake.”

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Preacher, Have Something To Say

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Somebody said,

“There are two kinds of preachers–those who have to say something and those who have something to say!”

Hmmm….

Do you have something to say?

If you don’t…

Then you will fall into the trap of “Saying something.”

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Sermon Prep Step 5 – Seeing and Tasting the Text

Now…

You have looked at the text…

Now…I want you to take your text…

REad it….

And now…Think about

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Sermon Preparation Step 4 – Read Cross References

Are you ready for Step 4?

Now is the time to break out an important book…

The book is the Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge.

I fact you can complete most of your sermon prep with the Bible, Hymnal, and the Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge.

What is the Treasury of Scriptural Knoweldge you ask?

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