PREPARATION OF MESSAGES
BY CHARLES GRISHAM
MARC – SEPTEMBER 10, 1992
RELATIONSHIP of INTEGRITY — is proven character
RELATIONSHIP of SKILLFULNESS — is proven ability
Meekness – engrafted work – James 1:21
As a young minister – pray, prepare many sermons ahead
1. YOU HAVE TO FIND WHAT PROCEDURE IS BEST FOR YOU
A. With joy shall ye draw waters from the wells of salvation (good news).
B. Young minister and older minister has to keep digging out the wells – of good news.
C. This expands with experience.
11. SUGGEST YOU KEEP A JOURNAL
A. Daily record of spiritual perspectives.
B. This grows and then you don’t have to start from scratch every time (thoughts and feelings).
111. KEEP A DIARY – DAILY (See where you have been)
A. Record happening
B. Record results
C. Record you should care
IV. MOST EFFECTIVE EVANGELISTS
(I even knew I went to pulpit with 4 messages each time)
V. Don’t GET LOCKED IN ON COMMENTARIES ONLY
A. Read present day journals, publications.
B. Know about your times, trends, etc.
VI. WITH DAILY COMMUNION WITH GOD, REVIEW OF YOUR JOURNAL
(you will be on your way to many sermons)
A. You’ll have more to preach than you can get to.
B. Your journal becomes “your well”, your research file.
VII. YOU CAN BEGIN TO FORMULATE YOUR PLANS FOR AN ACTUAL SERMON
A. Remember… integrity of heart (character)…Skillfulness of hands (ability)
B. “Out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart the mouth
C. Cider Mill — 2 2 ½ bushels per gallon
VIII. NOW THE SERMON
A. Prepare as if there was no anointing.
B. Pray as if there was only anointing (Be thankful – no matter) (No substitute for a burden).
IX. PUBLIC SPEAKING
A. Shocking statement or a question
B. Grab their attention.
C. No casual approach.
D. This is why I like to use a subject and notes. (outline)
X. HOW, WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN, WHERE OF EVERY MESSAGE
HOW — Do I intend to get this message across.
WHO — Am I addressing it.
WHAT — Is my objective.
WHY — Is it so needed.
WHEN — Do I plan to do it.
WHERE — Is the message lead.
XI. IN ALL PREACHING – TEACHING AND COUNSELLING THERE ARE FOUR ELEMENTS
A. State the fat or problem.
B. List the reasons or causes.
C. List the possible solutions.
D. Inquire, are you ready to become accountable.
A salesman can make a good presentation and still fail to close a sale.
XII. SUBJECT or TITLE
A. Good reasons – impact and memory.
B. Over 66% of what you hear will be forgotten – in 24 hours but a subject is different title
C. In Canada (Eagles)
A. Don’t lose your subject by too many illustrations.
B. Draw from your well – from life.
C. Content must carry your theme – to fuel it toward a climax.
A. Use carefully so as not to lose your objective by too many thoughts.
B. Humor is effective as you make people feel comfortable with you.
XV. PREPARE YOUR OUTLINE AS IF YOU INTENDED TO TEACH THE SUBJECT
A. Follow as planned.
B. Pursue as planned.
C. If you have a plan, and have read your scripture, and if you have used only your title, one illustration. (The message is complete)
D. God can anoint..
E. Tears, don’t be ashamed or afraid of them.
THE ABOVE MATERIAL WAS SUBMITTED BY THE AUTHOR AND MAY BE USED FOR STUDY & RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY.