Last Christmas I received a new NVI Bible (by request), since my old one was falling apart. It has lines in the margins for notes. My first notes, for a sermon, covered Rom 8.28-39. Quite a good place to start, don’t you think?
Too clever by a degree. That’s some preaching and teaching I hear or read. Phrasing is often cutesy. Am I guilty of it, too? Hmm.
If a sermon has seven points, they have to be treated in a few minutes each. But if they all come out of a single verse of the Bible, that’s not such a bad thing.