Planning your pulpit work

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  1. TomVols

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    How far in advance do you plan your sermon series? Do you preach book-by-book or use other series?
     
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    I only preached expository in a.m. and p.m., with topical/biographical on wed.

    Planned a full year in advance.
    (1) Lay out 12-month calendar with all special dates (holiday, missions, revival mtgs, dinners)
    (2) Lay out the book I was preaching from in bite-sized pieces. This would take a few weeks of detailed study, to see where God put in the breaks of subject.
    (3) Write in the subject/theme/text of the message on that Sunday
    (4) Be certain not to be preaching duplicate themes a.m. and p.m. and not "missing" a theme or topic that was really needful (although it could be covered in prayer mtg)
    (5) Make file folder for every message on chart so when I came across a good quote, verse, reader's digest article, etc I could clip it and file it

    I'd start this in late summer (after camps, vacation) and have it finished by Oct 15 for the entire next calendar year. EVERYONE in the church knew that I was doing this - we had the ladies happy since they knew when all the dinners, specials were going to be.

    And if I "stepped on someone's toes" they knew it was not planned to "nail them from the pulpit", but simply what was next to be covered.

    p.s. Took 5 years in Romans and 2 years in Matthew in a.m.; 3 years in James in p.m. so you get the pix
     
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    Whenever I am asked to preach . . .
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    Hey, you HUSH UP. You know our Baptist position that women don't "preach". :eek:

    They just give 3-point "testimonies". :rolleyes:

    (And Saggy, you and I know that women CAN and DO preach, just not pastor . . ) [​IMG]
     
  5. TomVols

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dr. Bob Griffin:
    Hey, you HUSH UP. You know our Baptist position that women don't "preach". :eek:

    They just give 3-point "testimonies". :rolleyes:

    (And Saggy, you and I know that women CAN and DO preach, just not pastor . . ) [​IMG]
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Usually, the rest of this statement goes something like this:
    My wife preaches to me all the time!

    Don't shoot the messenger! :D
     
  6. Pastor KevinR

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    My wife "preaches" to me too! Sometimes I call it nagging! :eek:
     
  7. SaggyWoman

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    Yep,and it doesn't take long to prepare nagging. :rolleyes: :D
     
  8. Rev. Joshua

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    Every church where I've served or worshipped has been a lectionary church, and I've generally followed the lectionary in my sermons. Consequently, I usually choose my text one to two weeks out. If I'm going to break with the lectionary, that's usually the result of some pressing need in the congregation, so it's usually happens at the last minute.
     
  9. TomVols

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    Interesting that you mention the lectionary. I have used the lectionary for seed thoughts during Christmas season or Easter season. A lot more of us conservative Baptists do - we just don't admit it :D
     
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    Thanks Tom. I knew there were some of you out there ;). While we're confessing I'll admit that I, in fact, have a soft spot for old, Stamps Baxter, gospel hymns. Shhhh, don't tell anybody. Some of them even call God "Father."

    Joshua
     

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