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.
William C. Placher in his article, “Is the Bible true?”, attempts to explain to the reader the reasons why we can believe in the Bible. Placher states that to understand how the Bible is true we need to first accept its genres, recognize its attitudes toward historical details, and consider the social context of the language in which it was written. When a person understands the meaning of the Bible they then can trust the Bible as a guide to life, and a way of understanding the world. After reading the article, multiple times, I have come to the conclusion that I do not believe Placher proved his thesis with the points he presented. The article began with Placher discussing the different genres in the Bible and how “different genres have different rules” (924).
He discusses how it is a person’s job to better understand themselves in each individual role as well as how the various roles unite and also clash. This will eventually lead to getting back to treasuring the world that God has created and his absolut... ... middle of paper ... ...ands up for what is right. I feel that I can also take this opportunity to start over with my faith and see Christianity through a whole new viewpoint. I want to look back at my faith’s history and the Bible for guidance in redeveloping my faith to find where God and Jesus are truly leading me. Bonhoeffer showed me that believing in God is not merely just attending church, praying, and singing with the worship service.
God shows revelations of himself through the Bible, and his character is revealed time and time again throughout scripture. Any faulty facts or discrepancies in grammar or data, should not take away from the value that scripture holds. When we read scripture we bring new meaning of interpretations of the truths God shows us, since new eras and environmental factors will be influential on how we process information. The bible is not just a fact book, telling humans stories of the past, but instead the bible is inspired instructions for how we can deal with spiritual and ethical encounters we
During my journey as a Christian, the Bible has been used as a book of wisdom. Many elders in my church will use scriptures to define the world we live in today. From homosexuality to controlling addiction, the Bible became the answer to my problems. However, it does have me wonder why Christians are compelled to the Bible when it has been created by man. I do believe that Bible is a wisdom book, but there is a difference between how God’s Word operates in other resources and the Bible itself.
A literature work will always portray an important message to their readers; in the case of the Bible would be its teaching values. Since there are different interpretations of messages that readers can conclude from reading the Bible; the professor William H. Bishop portrays on his article “The Genesis of Values in Genesis” the interpretation according with the Christians, “The Christian worldview is predicated upon biblical teaching and interpretation. It is the foundation for family values. These values are prevalent in the Book of Genesis and are what comprise the family unit, the decline of which is eroding the values given by God”(Bishop,2015). According with the professor, the Christians see the Genesis book as guide to learn the values of a family which is the message of this literature work piece .However, portraying a message is not what Literature is all about.
Each method will allow you to bring a sermon to based on your audience needs and understanding. Also each method can be bring God’s glory to the people who are listening and learning from you. Expository preaching is the method of using a short passage and build... ... middle of paper ... ... eternity of God. Every preacher and teacher has a responsibility to bring a sermon that lines itself with the Holy Bible. In our hermeneutics class textbook “Christ Centered Preaching, Redeeming the Expository Preaching” by Byran Chapell; states the one key element of a sermon is “Unity.” The sermon should hopefully communicate God’s truths and not just thoughts that would disconnect the audience.
My most important learning experience from this unit in my understanding of both, the old and New Testament. I understand that many of the written things in bible are contextually derived, so it is important not to take it in a literal sense. I understand the significance of the origins of words, these words allow for a greater understanding of the concept. As a result, I have gained the knowledge and concepts, which could aid me to become a Christian believer.
Therefore, these lessons are meant to be an example to us, and in turn, unto others that we teach. Faith is a word with many meanings within the book of Acts, including Christianity itself, a substance or quantity, an effort, a trust, and a belief. The various meanings of faith highlight the extraordina... ... middle of paper ... ...t I want people to be changed by the ways that I have shared my spiritual gifts and Christ's love. I may not speak in tongues or be a teacher, but I can teach through my actions and words and exercise my gifts by showing genuine concern for people. In my short-lived career, I have recognized the truth in an important concept taught in Acts.
By combining my Christian experience and philosophy of ... ... middle of paper ... ... learned at CBU, in addition to ways such as challenging students to grow in their faith while learning. For example, I would suggest that they use ideas and scriptures that they learned in Bible study or in church within the past weeks of assignments. This will help to keep students engaged with the material and faith based concepts that they have learned within the weeks. Also, I think promoting attending CBU or church based activities for assignments can help students learn course material as well as grow in their faith. I believe that faith integration is an important component that CBU offers that many other universities do not.