One of my favorite seminars at BSF was on Homiletics. I love the process of studying the bible through Homiletics. Recently my friend Natalie taught our Sunday School class how to do homiletics, and again I found I really enjoyed the process, and I decided I wanted to use it more frequently.
Earlier this summer our Pastors wife suggested, in our Womens Sunday School Class, that we choose one epistle and read it every day, for a month. I love this bible reading plan. I have used many plans over the years, and have read the bible cover to cover a few times now, so the idea of really learning one epistle at a time felt like a good next step for me.
For the month of August, I am reading Colossians every day. It is only 4 chapters, a quick, easy read every morning. I decided the 4 chapters made it perfect to use homiletics for my weekly study, doing one chapter each week of August, as well.
To see the worksheet, go here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UtE6Es0eOuhBuNXxByuNNsuDHpkjf0SIZditiP9ypy8/edit
When I am using this worksheet, I choose file/make a copy and then I rename the copy. I do not always work from this digital copy - sometimes i use this just as my outline to follow, and I write in my notebook - it truly depends on the week. I prefer to use a notebook, it's just not always convenient to do so, I do not always have one with me. Sometimes I work on scrap paper, then add the scrap paper to my notebook.. it all depends. The worksheet just gives me the format - how I use it varies.
One of the things Natalie taught me was that this does not have to be done all at once! There are 5 steps, and 5 week days. Breaking it down to one step a day really works for me.
When I finish up Colossians Chapter One I will post my work here, so you can see an example. There is no right or wrong - I could do homiletics on the same chapter 5 times in one year, and end up with 5 different aims, learning something different each time!