Five Questions I Ask When Prepping a Sermon

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.

  1. What does the text say?
  2. What did it mean to its original hearers?
  3. What does it then mean today?
  4. How does it point us to Christ and his work?
  5. What do we do with what we have learnt?

Here is the video:

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