What is preaching? Even though Christianity has many definitions of preaching, in order to be effective, one must come to a common place on what true preaching really is. “Preaching is divine activity wherein the word of God is proclaimed or announced on contemporary issues for and ultimate response to our God.” Simply, preaching is the word of God being delivered through the language of everyday life experiences of congregation members. Many misconceptions are made that preaching is simply the unfolding of scripture. Personally, this misunderstanding could be explained as an exegetical scriptural reading.
Therefore many people believe that scripture is the one and true way that God have made himself known. Research indicates that through scripture God has inspired, communicate, and revealed himself to humankind through the elements of the world. Through these studies humankind has come to believe and understand that there is a greater source that can give and take away that which he has created. R.C.Sproul states “for whoever or whatever God may be he is altogether beyond our knowledge. Being limited in our ability to think as God does, one must believe and trust through the faith which has be built through the very word that has been written.
This book does both jobs and wraps it up with a clear conclusion. Firstly, abiding in Christ is something that is extremely important in the lives of all Christians. Before we can abide in Christ we must understand what that means. The word “abide” basically means to remain. We look to Christ for everything, and long for him more through his scripture.
As Christians, we should be adherents of Christ, our Lord and Savior. Moreover, we are to carry out and preach The Great Commission to all humanity, whereby we are governed. Likewise, as verbalized in I Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” (King James Version), we should live a conscientious life that is pleasing to God. Nevertheless, in order to have Holiness, we must be compliant to God’s commandments and attend to our conscience. However, our conscience begins with the heart and it is the heart which fuels our conscious to compel us to live our lives Holy and acceptable to God (Romans 12:1) Holiness Defined Moreover, the Bible tells us in I Thessalonians 4:7, “For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness” (King James Version).
In this verse, Paul gave Timothy and the others ministers a charge and a commission to preach the Word. In order to be an effective preacher, the Word of God must be the foundation. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it states that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”. In other words, the Word of God was written by man, God-breathed and divinely inspired. The Scripture is important because it creates an argument or appeal that is persuading the audience to do something.
Faith and works has a very critical relationship in salvation. Most believe, you are saved by faith in what you believe. This concept shows up throughout the bible. The view of salvation is a critical issue because it strikes at the very heart of the Gospel message, eternal life. The bible and Christian religion specifically, teaches that we are not saved by faith alone.
The Bible The Bible, the word of God, provides all humankind with the knowledge and the faith they need to receive God's salvation and be regenerated by God's life. Reading the Bible also teaches us many things about God, Christianity, Jesus and His Word. In order to understand and appreciate the Bible and Bible Literature, it is important to know the historical context as well as many other factors. This paper will discuss the importance of reading the Bible and how to understand it and use what we read in the Bible and apply it to our everyday life. GOD’S WORD It is only through the Word that people can receive Jesus Christ into their hearts.
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. Also, it states when a sermon has unity, a preacher has the ability to focus on a depth of the subject. This is profound because no matter how you structure a sermon it has to bring home the heart of God. The one passage that betrays, what Expository preaching can do is John 1:1-4. “The beginning was the Word… He is God…Through Him all things are made…In Him is life!
Biblical Counseling is making a strong impact in today's churches and community. Counseling is seen as one of the most productive ways of helping a person reach the inner side of themselves to help solve any problems that might be arising. Furthermore, when it comes to being a counselor, not something that should be taken for granted. We are all born of sin, but we have been saved through the grace of Jesus Christ. Not everyone bless to be a counselor, but Dr. Crabb's biblical teaching in Christian counseling will lay out the foundational requirement to enable the ones called by God to be an effective counselor.
Holy Scripture, can be referred to as many fixations. It teaches us the way of the Lord, the way of the light and all of the promises of the Lord. It teaches us truth, strength and it open our eyes. I believe that the Scripture is a part of our relationship with God. If we don’t understand his Word then we do not understand him.