When you look at my sermons, you will notice they are not in a standard format of paragraphs. Instead, they look like they might be blank verse or something else. I borrowed this approach to writing a sermon from the late Peter Marshall, who served as pastor of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. and as the Chaplain to the United States Senate in the 1940s. The format helps me with my delivery as it makes it easier for me to see where to pause and what to emphasize. Also, to be honest, it’s kind of a Holy Spirit thing, because it’s how I feel most comfortable writing and preaching my sermons.