I am not trying to negate the leading of the Spirit on a moment's notice. But just wondering how other pastors plan out their preaching year. 1. How far in advance do you plan out sermon topics? 3 months? 6 months 2. When you plan on preaching thru a book, do you just put Jan 20 - ch. 1, Jan 27 - ch 2 or do you try to put something more substantial down? 3. Do you take a specific time to retreat to pray and plan? 4. If you go week to week, why did you choose this? I don't want to get side tracked into a discussion of whether the Holy Spirit leads by the month or the Sunday or even by the sermon. I am assuming (a bad practice, I know) that we are all praying about and for our sermons.