I read something recently about how one Pastor read his sermon text for his devotions during the week leading up to his sermon.
This was so it became more personal to him rather than just a text that he approached purely from an academic/teaching perspective.
I am trying this for my next sermon I am doing Sunday week. I am reading a few verses at a time and pausing on them each day.
As I pause and reflect, my sermon is building itself into me. I am being filled with the text.
I am hoping that when I sit to write the final message it will be a combination of devotions and study.
It is an interesting way of doing things. My main hope is the people are encouraged and blessed.