Writing a sermon is like building a house. There are 7 steps the construction of sermon goes through.
We have already covered the first six steps:
- Step 1: Pray – Connect to the power source.
- Step 2: Scripture – Lay the foundation.
- Step 3: Big Idea – Build the frame.
- Step 4: Illustrations – Pick the carpet.
- Step 5: Construct the outline – Finish the build.
- Step 6: Edit ruthlessly – Final Inspection
Now on to the final step.
Step 7: Move In
The seventh step in writing a sermon is to move in – practice.
When you build a house, the process doesn’t end the day they hand you the keys. After you move in there is still the warranty period.
Even after all the inspections and thorough effort by the construction crew, after you move into the house something will inevitably go wrong.
For my wife and my first house, it was a few things. A few windows were not properly sealed, so after the first rain storm condensation built up in the windows. Also, as the foundation settled, some of the countertops in the house began to separate from the wall.
Fortunately, we had the warranty! We just called the warranty department before it was too late and they came out and fixed it all immediately free of charge.
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