In my searches upon how to write a sermon, the most constant thing I kept running into was that Bible reading should serve as the catalyst for future sermons.
by using the notes function in a Bible program, I should constantly enter notes, observations, thoughts on Bible passages. This should be a priority over 2013, to completely fill Bible Explorer, The Word or even E-sword.
The biggest drawback to Bible Explorer is the lack of ability to customize or create content, If they made this feature available to all, then I could actually create files to use in this manner, such as my own Xrefs.
the notes and observations should serve as the seeds for future sermons. So 2013 should be a complete year of dedicated, deep Bible study, in order to get ready to preach in 2014 – if that’s when the Lord desires me to begin.