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Online sermons will assist you in writing a topical sermon, an expository sermon, an evangelistic sermon, a funeral sermon, a Christmas sermon, an Easter sermon, or a wedding sermon by presenting deductive and inductive paradigms for sermon preparation.

After all, there are only two ways you can prepare and present your sermons. You can prepare and present your sermons deductively or inductively. However, it is in your best interest to learn the deductive method first. When you have mastered the deductive model, you may decide to learn to present your sermons inductively.


How To Write A Deductive Sermon Outline

A deductive sermon begins with the main preaching point followed by the sermon sub-points that expand and explain the sermon's main preaching point.

The Main Preaching Point

When the apostle Peter wrote to the churches scattered throughout the five Roman provinces of the peninsula of Asia Minor, he encouraged them to live a normal, victorious Christian Life (1 Peter 2:4-10). Living a normal, victorious Christian life can be used as the main preaching point for this passsage of Scripture.

The Sermon Sub-points

Once you have your main preaching point, you will need to develop sub-points that expand and explain your main preaching point. For example, the apostle Peter gave four keys for living a normal, victorius Christian life. These four keys involved...

  • Ongoing fellowship with Jesus (1 Peter 2:4-5)
  • Ongoing trust in Jesus (1 Peter 2:6-8)
  • Ongoing identity with God (1 Peter 2:9a)
  • Ongoing witness for God (1 Peter 2:9b-10)

YOUR DEDUCTIVE SERMON WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:

There are four keys for living a normal, victorious Christian life (1 Peter 2:4-10). They are...

  1. Ongoing FELLOWSHIP with Jesus (2:4-5)
  2. Ongoing TRUST in Jesus (2:6-8)
  3. Ongoing IDENTITY with God (2:9a)
  4. Ongoing WITNESS for God (2:9b-10)

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How To Write An Inductive Sermon Outline

An inductive sermon begins with the sermon sub-points which lead to the main preaching point. In other words, an inductive sermon is the opposite of a deductive sermon in structure.

The Main Preaching Point

When Doctor Luke wrote about the prophet Zachariah and his challenges, we learn from this story that tests ultimately help us to praise God (Luke 1:57-30). When Zachariah obeyed Godís word and named his son John, his tongue was loosed and he praised God. What a wonderful truth for us all to learn! Tests help us to praise God. This is the sermon's main preaching point.

The Sermon Sub-Points

The sub-points involve Zachariah being tested, learning to trust God in these tests, and obeying God and His word during these tests.

So, how would you prepare and present this story inductively?

Well, your inductive sermon would look like this:

  1. Why tests?
  2. You know, Zachariah went through tests in his life (Luke 1:57-62)
  3. In many ways, tests show if we really mean business with God (Luke 1:63-64)
  4. But also, tests help us to trust and obey God and His word (Luke 1:63)
  5. Ultimately, tests help us to praise God (Luke 1:64-80)
  6. So, donít begrudge tests because we can learn so much from the tests we face each day

Notice, the main preaching point in an inductive sermon is delivered at the end of the sermon; whereas, in a deductive sermon, it is delivered at the beginning of the sermon.

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