I often get asked about my sermon prep methodology. I am far from a thought leader on this and so there are many other great thinkers you could and should go to on this topic, but if you need a basic introduction then maybe this short video that I recorded for BBC last year might be helpful.
Here are the five questions I ask myself to help guide my prep.
- What does the text say?
- What did it mean to its original hearers?
- What does it then mean today?
- How does it point us to Christ and his work?
- What do we do with what we have learnt?
Here is the video: