My sermon notes tend to be pretty simple. Usually, I write 1-3 words to represent a train of thought or an illustration. Most of the sermon notes that I use are no longer than 1 page, sometimes significantly less than 1 page.
Most sermons include a recap of the biblical text I am using. That is, I retell the story. That’s important because I have found that a lot of people are not familiar with stories we are sharing.
When it comes to the part of the sermon, in my notes, I write the same words each time: TELL THE STORY.
And those 3 words give me a chance to relive and connect to the Bible every week. See if you can see what I mean. This week’s sermon was entitled My Strength, My Might, My Salvation.
You’re just giving another dollar to some guy on the corner.
Chances are they will always be your enemy.
You’ll never move toward forgiveness (for yourself or someone else).
Everyone else will always be the problem.
You get it, right? It may take some digging. You might find it to be one of the most difficult things to do. But the more committed we are to seeing ourselves and each other as an image of God, the more peace we’ll experience.