Chapter 16 – Planning A Sermon


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Summarize basic steps for planning a sermon.
  • Define topical preaching.
  • Define textual preaching.
  • Define expository preaching.
  • Plan a sermon to preach.


In this lesson you will learn how to preach a Biblical sermon. You will learn basic principles of preaching by studying some of the sermons in the Bible and some of the most effective sermons of great preachers throughout church history. You will discover that preaching and teaching are similar in many ways but differ in methods of presentation and style of delivery.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.