When studying homiletics, the art of sermon preparation and delivery, we must start with James 3:1 and consider how the Bible says, "Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness." Here we see that the Bible does not consider it a light matter to teach the Word of God. Therefore for starters we should not ask, "How many points should I have in my sermon?" but first ask, "Has God designed me to even be preparing points in a sermon? Am I taking upon myself something that God wants me to take upon myself?"