I heard a well known preacher tell his 4 step process for sermon prep, and I believe all of these stages are important in preparing to share God’s Word.
In coming to the text I…
1. Think myself empty.
- Read the passage multiple times and then write down everything I can think of on the passage.
2. Read myself full.
- Reading whatever textual helps I have.
- Read as long as I can read withy the tyranny of time.
3. Write myself clear.
- Remember that clear in my mind doesn’t mean clear through my lips.
4. Pray myself hot.
- Goal: Forget yourself.
I hope this is inspirational and helpful for you!