Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better

When you study a text to preach or teach for the first time, you should do a good job and take good notes. You should read widely, record diligently, and reflect prayerfully on every text you study to preach.

I personally make a study file for each sermon text I study. In my study files, I keep the following documents…

  1. Scripture Document
  2. Observations
  3. Notes
  4. Context & Background
  5. Commentary
  6. Sermon Ideas
  7. Sermon Outlines
  8. Sermon Skeleton
  9. Application Grid
  10. Photocopies


What study notes do you keep from your sermon preparation?


“The secret of preaching is not mastering certain techniques but being mastered by certain convictions.” – John R.W. Stott


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