Homiletics with Beddome
In W G T Shedd's Homiletics and Pastoral Theology he says (150)
What are sometimes termed "observational" sermons, are also textual. The following taken from a plan of a sermon by Beddome upon Acts ix. 4: "Saul, Saul, why persecutes! thou me," will illustrate this. The observations upon this text are suggested either by the text as a whole, or by some of its parts.
1. It is the general character of unconverted men to be of a persecuting spirit. This character is suggested by the text as a whole.
2. Christ has his eye upon persecutors. This observation is also suggested by the text as a whole.
3. The injury done to Christ's people, Christ considers as done to himself. This observation is suggested by a part of the text, - by an emphasized word in it, "why persecutest thou me."
4. The calls of Christ are particular. This observation is suggested by a part of the text, "Saul, Saul."