We've been thinking about the nature of preaching and the tone of it. Here we get more practical with ten steps to preparing a talk...
STEP ONE: Read, Read and Read again.
STEP TWO: Write an initial SUMMARY
STEP THREE: Make NOTES on each and every verse.
STEP FOUR: Consult the WISDOM of others.
STEP FIVE: Return to the SUMMARY
STEP SIX: SHAPE it for your audience
STEP SEVEN: Make an OUTLINE
STEP EIGHT: WRITE it
STEP NINE: Add COLOUR.
STEP TEN: Final FORM.