One argument is that one does not have to speak in tongues to show evidence of the Holy Spirit. The other side of the argument is that speaking in tongues is a sign of the indwelling of Holy Spirit. Paul’s teachings about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues will also be discussed. Most Christians know that when Jesus was here on earth he taught, preached and talked about the Holy Spirit. Also when Jesus was resurrected and went to see the disciples, he promised them of another power to come to comfort them and to help guide them through their everyday lives.
These are questions for many students of the Bible. How do I represent God and still reach the lost souls of our generation and at the same time feed the Believers of Christ so they won’t starve to death? Either way we must trust what we have learned to impact everyone who God has given to us to reach. Students of the Word must believe that God has given them a sermon to impact the lives of many. The main factor is we must learn to understand the basic principles of Expository, Topical and Textual preaching.
The preaching of repentance was particularly important for the disciples as they were to spread the good news which was that if one does truly repent, then they will be welcomed into the Kingdom of God. 16:16- "Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned". Today, the tasks of the apostles have similar meanings. To cast out devils is to fight injustice and do the will of God and to anoint the sick is basically to care for them. Modern disciples will still try to preach the gospel and spread the word of God.
Such experience is a summons to self-searching, to repentance, and to fresh commitment. It is not an occasion for anxiety. God is faith, and he will complete what he has begun.”3 The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, like a good sermon, moves from crisis, to hope and ends with practical application. Christianity today faces a culture that wants to relegate the truth of the Gospel to a pluralism of religious values that contributes to a universal search for salvation. However, there is hope for Christians in the unique story of God 's work for the redemption of the world and the promise of Christ 's return.
When followers of Christ share God’s grace and allow the works of the Holy Spirit to become visible to others, this can both preserve others from corruption and lead them to Christ. The Kingdom of God benefits, when the godly lifestyles of those that follow Christ, causes others to realize there is something missing in their lives and they can see part of what is missing in their lives in the lives of believers. Followers of Christ should draw others to Christ. Intended meaning of the Passage The verses in this passage (Matthew 5: 13-16), are an excerpt from “the sermon on the mount”, which is the longest sermon that Jesus preached; or for that matter, the longest sermon that anyone has ever preached. In the gospel according to St. Matthew, it lasts from chapter 5 through chapter 7.
It is showing kindness and servitude to others in hopes that your actions will speak of your testimony. David Wheeler (2010) summarizes it perfectly when he says, “Servant evangelism involves intentionally sharing Christ by putting love in action” (p. 151). This method of evangelism means meeting people where they are at in life, breaking down any barriers that would separate, and telling them about the love of Jesus through your actions. Advantages of Using This Method Servant evangelism opens doors for a person to be able to share the good news of the Gospel. When a person is going above and beyond for someone else, it often sparks curiosity as to their reasoning.
In Ephesians, Paul explains... ... middle of paper ... ...that can be followed by any believer. One of the keywords in the book’s title is ‘practical’ as Kevin Gary Smith successfully brings his points across so that readers can apply them to their day-to-day lives. When partnered with the Holy Spirit, however, the book not only fulfills it’s aim but also gives it’s audience a clearer picture of God’s greatness and the incredible worth of His Son’s sacrifice upon the cross. I would recommend this work to all Christians. It is important to understand how the Old and New Testaments work together to paint a picture of God’s incredible grace and love for His people.
Biblical preaching by Haddon W. Robinson helped me improve my ability to deliver a message that will make an impact, improved my delivery, and gave me the tools to effectively write and exegete scripture to write a sermon that will make a difference in the Kingdom of God. Delivering and preparing a sermon is not all spiritual formation as Robinson demonstrates in his book. We need to develop concise logical trains of thought, supported with scripture. Even controlling our voice, body and breathing is going to affect how good of a sermon we delivery. One could walk away with the perspective that preaching is all a show with tools and gimmicks after reading this book.
Personally, this misunderstanding could be explained as an exegetical scriptural reading. The task of preaching is more than a simple reading of scripture and explaining the message of the scripture. It must be transformed into the word of life for Preaching must include contemporary issues that plague the lives of those who hear. One must first understand that it is Divine Activity. Preaching is God’s holy inspired word, delivered through the preacher himself, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
He sums this up in Matthew 11: 4-6 where it describes how Jesus came to heal the blind, help the needy, raise the dead and preach the good news to the poor. In this ministry the kingdom of God was being displayed and active in the life of Jesus. If Jesus could implement this kingdom view when he was living life with the disciples, I believe that this should be the view of the church and missions. Christians need to believe that our God is more powerful and can still provide miracles for those in need in our present culture and context. As Jesus told the Pharisees, He will drive out the demons and that the kingdom of God would be near.