Bear with me here! I am learning the study of Homiletics, and I thought it might be nice to type out my process here. If there are any Homiletic scholars out there pointers would be appreciated!! I started learning this in Bible Study Fellowship this past year so I am following their instructions. So here we go:
I. 1:1-2: Peter addresses the elect exiled by work of the Trinity, for santification, obedience and forgiveness of sins.
II. 1:3-7: Born again to a living hope through Jesus Christ to an inheritance kept by God's power until end, rejoicing in these even in trials for faith's testing.
III. 1:8-12: Because of the prophets faithfulness we believe in and love Jesus Christ, the one they fortold of coming.
IV. 1:13-21: Called to be holy as our Heavenly Father is holy, through Jesus Christs.
V. 1:22-25: Purified through obedience to the truth, born again through the Living & Abiding Word that last forever.
These are supposed to be division headings. I'm thinking I should have split the chapter into 2 homelitics, way to much info. I was only supposed to have 4 sections, and I had to do 5.
Subject Sentence ~
Our salvation secure, living holy lives, through the Living Word.
This sentence is to combine several sentences into one of no more then 10 words. The sentence should be grammatically correct, containing a subject and a verb. This sentence represents to "thrust" of the whole passage.
To cause the audience to: Rejoice in their salvation, living lives holy unto the Lord, through the Living & Abiding Word of God that last forever!
The "aim" is the main lesson or principle you want the audience to learn or do after hearing the lesson. Aims should be short and very definite.
Specific Application Questions ~
I. Am I rejoicing in the hope of my salvation or am I living a life of guilt and regret?
II. Do I desire to live a holy life, bringing glory to God? If not, why not?
III. Am I in the Living Word everyday and heeding it's instruction?
Well there is supposed to be one application section for each division so I kind of messed up there, but they are supposed to apply to real life. The application should be a question, that will motivate the audience to put the aim into action.
So how did I do????? Confused yet? I am!!!