developed this curriculum for you to use from over twenty years of research. I
sought out the principles and resources that a good "sermonizer" uses to teach.
Why is one preacher bad and another good when they come from the same seminary
From my original mentorship under Francis Schaeffer, study
under Ray Stedman, and interviewing hundreds of excellent Bible teachers
including Charles Swindoll and R.C. Sproul for my book, Into Thy Word, it has been my quest to
see what "secrets" and means can best be utilized to learn and then teach His
Word. I discovered that an
outline is essential, after a good inductive and or exegetical study, to lay out
what we are to learn and then to teach. By the way, every good preacher is first
a learner before they become a teacher! Being a learner, doing an inductive
approach, and then outlining are
the common denominators of what a good Bible-centered pastor does to
There are no shortcuts to good Biblical messaging. We need, your
congregation needs the right essential elements and tools to produce sermons.
Outlining is essential for a Bible teacher use to prepare their lesson.
Outlining will be your primary means of producing quality, Bible-centered
lessons, talks, sermons, or even research papers.
outline is an essential tool. It can be used for any form of text,
whether it is a Bible passage or any other form of literature-from Shakespeare
to a textbook to a magazine article. This is the way any good writer or
researcher goes about preparing and organizing his materials.
outline is basically an aid to help lay out the precepts and reasons of your
sermon, study, or paper in a systematic, easy to use and easy to read
structure. It helps you as the writer and another person as the reader to
identify the general ideas and key thoughts of your line of reasoning. The basic
consideration is for you to define the main idea and then the subordinate ideas.