Sermon Preparation

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FCHeights | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 22 2019 7:28 AM

Does anyone know of a resource in Logos that has "sample" templates for preparing yearly or quarterly sermon calendars?



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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 22 2019 9:10 AM

Here one my library. It is intended as a Monthly template, however that could be expanded to quarterly or annually.'

There are also a number of resources that have good articles about how to prepare a calendar, along with the pro's and con's of doing so. 

Here is a statement from John MacArthur about preaching calendars.

Do you use a preaching calendar to schedule your messages?

I have a general plan in that, before I finish the books I am currently preaching from, I decide what books I want to preach through next. But I cannot schedule what to cover week by week. As I mentioned earlier, I do not always know what I will cover until I begin preaching. This makes preaching an adventure, but it also means a preaching calendar would have to be revised so frequently that it would be useless.

Since I generally preach through books of the New Testament, a preaching calendar for me is unnecessary. I know what passage I will be preaching each Sunday. A preaching calendar is useful for those who preach topically. Wasting precious study time each week trying to figure out what to preach on should be avoided.

Even when I re-preach an old set of expositions, I cannot set a fixed schedule because I may encounter a theme that takes more time than I planned.

 Thomas, Robert L. “Bible Translations and Expository Preaching.” Rediscovering Expository Preaching. Dallas: Word Publishing, 1992. 346. Print.

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