1) Great sermons begin with a topic – Look for inspiration for sermon help in varied places to help keep your mind open to God’s leading. Is there a scripture that has been on your mind lately? Is there a current event or trend that you could speak into? Use one of these ideas to start your thought process for your next sermon.
2) Great sermons include study of scripture – Study scripture resources on your chosen sermon topic. Search for passages of the Bible that relate to the point of your sermon to help back up it up with a biblical point of view.
3) Great sermons illustrate the point – The moral of any story usually leaves the most significant impression on the listener. The same is true for sermon illustrations. Beginning or ending your sermon with a story can help the point stick with your church.