The Pro's and Con's of Student Preaching

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The Pro’s and Con’s of a student preacher can be very nerve wrecking because of the responsibility of following through with every “I dotted and every “T” crossed. When writing, preaching and teaching the Word of God it can become very intimidating to anyone who desires to follow in a league of skillful preachers, pastors and teachers. How can you be original when it appears all of the apparent techniques have been discovered? Speaking of technique, how should a student preacher apply everything they ever learned from a Bible seminary? 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. It will serve as a safety net for any student preacher to follow. This safety net will help them become fisher of men to reach their congregation, the lost and the world as well as to become builders in the Kingdom of God.
The Difference between Expository, Topical and Textual Preaching
The difference between Expository, Topical and Textual preaching is very easy to understand once you see the difference of how each method. 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...

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... 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. 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! This is what preachers and teachers do every time they give a sermon they prove who God is to mankind.
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