To prepare the message correctly

  1. So we will need to read the entire book to find God’s purpose for the book
  2. We must have the passage located correctly to make sure we are saying what God is saying, the total passage, the total context, from verse to entire Bible
  3. When we know the purpose of the book we can talk about the purpose of the passage
  4. We must speak with the same voice and tone as the passage
  5. Read before and after to make sure that we know what the writer was saying
  6. Be careful not to take either too many or too few verses
  7. We ask what it was that God wanted to communicate from this passage
  8. We must get our points from the passage
  9. What is the application that God wants from this passage
  10. What work has the Holy Spirit done in my life from and through this passage of Scripture