â€œA good sermon should be like a woman’s skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.â€ ~ Ronald Knox
The first step in sermon prep, after choosing a subject, is to create it in your mind and heart, and then splurge out the outline. I use a white board for that. Here’s an example. Next, prepare the PowerPoint, go over it a few times, refine PowerPoint, then create secondary materials.