Preaching: Behind the Scenes
A look into the sermon preparation of Daniel Fusco.
Like most of you, I am always asking fellow preachers about how they prepare a message. That means that over my fifteen years of preaching, I have tried many different ways to prepare. I constantly would hear how someone prepared and I would immediately try it. Lots of trial and error ensued. Probably more error than I would care to admit. Ultimately I have found a way that works for me. Don't miss that either—God's Word, mediated by the Spirit, through a preacher, happens in deeply personal ways. Each one of us is unique, although united in Christ. What works for one of us might not work for another. So as I share what works for me, I don't mean to sound like it is the only way. It is just the way that helps me get prepared week in and week out to enter the pulpit.
Begin with Jesus
First and foremost, preaching begins with Jesus. He is the living Word. So we must focus on the Bible and prayer. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in his classic book, Preachers and Preaching, said you ...