I remember one time trying to make some dry beans. I had been used to the frozen beans that cooked very quickly. I didn’t realize that the dry beans need much more time. It felt like they cooked and cooked and cooked. But they were never done. Finally, they got to the point where they were ready for eating. A little seasoning and the outcome was much better than the frozen beans I was used to eating.

Charles G. Adams provides a discussion of his sermon preparation method in Cleophus LaRue’s book Power in the Pulpit. It is detailed and comprehensive.

Sermon Preparation

Pastor Adams first emphasizes that prayer is at the beginning of the sermon. In addition, the preacher must have a text from the Bible and a subject from the preacher.