The points of a message are crucial because they are the steps your hearers climb up to receive the message that God is speaking through you.
The points are also important because they are the part of the message the hearers are most likely to remember.
Your objective in prayer is to hear from God how He wants you to communicate the message He has given you.
In analyzing the passage you found natural breaks in the passage. Group those breaks together to form sections of the passage. A typical passage should be divided into at least 3 sections, but no more than 5 sections.
Write a one sentence summary for each section of the passage.
Revise and reduce each summary to work as a point
Use the GOOD POINTS! information on the following page to help you continue to revise each point.
Write out your exact final wording for each point