Professor Reuben Hartwick taught Old Testament and Pentateuch when I went to Bible College. One of the exercises he required of us was called “Chapter Charting”. Professor Hartwick required us to break down each chapter of the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible) to come up with as many sermon topics/titles as possible. Points were awarded per chapter. Any chapter with less than three sermon topics received no points at all. Extra points were given for the most creative sermon ideas.
It was a tough exercise but one well worth practicing! Here are my chapter charts for Genesis 7 and 8.
Chapter 7 Sermon Topics:
1. God protects His own. Ge. 7:1
2. When the Lord Shuts the Door Stay In! Ge. 7:16
3. The Completeness of God’s Judgment Ge. 7:17-24
Chapter 8 Sermon Topics:
1. God Hasn’t Forgotten You Ge. 8:1
2. How God Cleans Up a Mess. Ge. 8: 2-5
3. Never Again! Ge. 8:21-22
Now you try!
This is an amazing exercise and I applaud you for getting through it! I couldn’t even come close. I am so thankful if I get one devotion per chapter.
God bless you and your chapter charts!
Really its not so hard with a little practice…at least not until you get to Leviticus! 🙄