Accidentally this was reblogged on From Guestwriters. There it now also can find readers, but we wanted it to bring under the attention of those who preach or are workers in the Hands of God.
For them it is really important that they consider how they want to bring something over to others, when they are using the Word and the Name of God. We always should fear God more than man and should keep as close as possible to the Word of God, not changing anything of His words. Also That Word of God should be our main goal and direction to edify, exhort and help others to find the Way to Christ Jesus and to his heavenly Father, the Only One God of gods we should honour and worship with our whole heart.
When preaching we always should keep in mind that we must be worthy workers in the Hand of God willing to bring God His Word to the people and not the words of man. We may find it useful to have help-tools provided by many thinkers, but God’s Word has to stand in the first place.
Using the Bible we have to show our listeners what really is in it and show where human ideas may be wrong according to God His Word.
We ourselves do have to let us be Guided by the Bible itself, which brings answers to our and our listeners many questions.
To take note:
- to know what to preach
- When teaching God’s word begin with prayer
- preaching and praying go hand in hand
- if stick stuck for a topic, open your Bible to any random spot and start reading
- listen hard
- let Holy Spirit to bring things to your mind through your heart
- preach your need
- think about your own spiritual needs
- make connection to Christ his offer
- proclaim of Jesus Christ and him crucified that is Spirit-empowered
- understand what went before + let others understand what went before
- explore and show how what you taught previously relates to Christ’s sacrifice for our sins
- prepare a backup sermon or two just in case something happens in our life => equip you to better respond if a last minute preaching opportunity crops up.
- Obstacles to effective evangelism
- What English Bible do you use?
- Words to push and pull
- Appointed to be read
- Good or bad preacher
- Writers needed to preach to non-believers
- Some one or something to fear #7 Not afraid for Gods Name
- Depression, Anxiety, Pressure and megachurches
- Being Religious and Spiritual 8 Spiritual, Mystic and not or well religious
- Caricaturing and disapproving sceptics, religious critics and figured out ethics
- Some one or something to fear #3 Cases, folks and outing
- Accuracy, Word-for-Word Translation Preferred by most Bible Readers
- The Most Reliable English Bible
- NWT and what other scholars have to say to its critics
- The Divine name of the Creator
- Use of /Gebruik van Jehovah or/of Yahweh in Bible Translations/Bijbel vertalingen
- Hebrew, Aramaic and Bibletranslation
- Some Restored Name Versions
- Anchor Yale Bible
- The NIV and the Name of God
- New American Bible Revised Edition
- Bible translated into Jamaican Creole Patois
- 2001 Translation an American English Bible
- Bibletranslation in Lingala
- The Metaphorical language of the Bible
- Record breaking preaching in Mount Dora
- How to Choose a Bible for Preaching
By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield
One of the most frequent questions I get especially from new minsters is how do they know what to preach. It can seem daunting at first. A new topic every week for the next several decades of their career. First of all nobody can handle a career’s worth of decisions all at once But I wanted to commit some ideas to paper for those who might find themselves stuck for a sermon topic.
PRAY- I can think of nothing that a minister does that should not begin with prayer anyway. When teaching God’s word we certainly should do so. I know of churches with special facilities just to pray for their pastor while he is preaching. So there is little doubt that preaching and pray go hand in hand.
OPEN YOUR BIBLE- After you have prayed. If you are stick stuck for a topic, open…
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