Friday, September 23, 2011

Volume 1 Lesson 11 Preach

Lesson 11 Preach
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A Story About Preaching
Acts 2:1-41

2 Corinthians 4:5

Isaiah 61:1

Both the Hebrew and Greek words used in the Bible have the
undeniable sense of speaking.  The Hebrew word “qara” [ka-ra]
means to call, to call out, to recite, to read, to cry out, to proclaim.
The Greek word “kerusso” [ka-russo], means to be a herald, or to proclaim openly.
The other Greek word used for preach is “euangelizo” [eu-ange-lizo], which means to bring a message, or to announce good news.

Why should I preach?

Mark 16:15

Luke 4:18

Acts 14:15

How do I preach?
Acts 17:3

Romans 10:15

Philippians 3:3-14

The Study of Preaching
Romans 10:13-15
Romans 10:13-15

The Discussion about Preaching
Go Further
Here are some optional readings for you as you walk in a lifestyle
of preaching the gospel:
“The motto of all true servants of God must be, ‘We preach Christ;
and him crucified.’ A sermon without Christ in it is like a loaf of
bread without any flour in it. No Christ in your sermon, sir? Then
go home, and never preach again until you have something worth
preaching.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

Sermon #2899  (7/9/1876),  Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  Baptist Pastor, 1834  -Page 7, Middle of the page

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a
command to be obeyed.” ~ Hudson Taylor

2, (Scroll down to the 8th quote) Hudson Taylor, British Protestant Christian Minister, 1832-1905

“Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern
terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms.
Confusion here is fatal.” ~ J. I. Packer

3, (second quote on page 1) J.I. Packer, Christian Theologian, 1926–

“Evangelism is not salesmanship.  It  is  not  urging  people,  pressing
them, coercing them, overwhelming them, or subduing them.
Evangelism is telling a message. Evangelism is reporting good
news.” ~ Richard C. Halverson

(last quote of the list), Richard C. Halverson, Presbyterian Minister,
1916 – 1995

“At the center of the act of evangelism is the message announced, a
verbal, out-loud assertion of something decisive not known until
this moment of utterance. There is no way that anyone, including
an embarrassed liberal, can avoid this  lean, decisive assertion
which is at the core of evangelism.” ~  Walter Brueggemann

Biblical Perspectives On Evangelism, Walter Brueggemann, Abingdon Press,
1993, p. 14.

“Evangelism is not a professional  job  for  a  few  trained men,  but  is
instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs
to the company of Jesus.” ~ Elton Trueblood

6 (number 1 quote), Elton Trueblood, American Quaker Author and Theologian,

“It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to make
it available. We are not to see that they like it, but that they get it.”
~ Dr. Vance Havner

7 1 quote), Dr. Vance Havner, Revivalist and Author, 1901 – 1986

2 Timothy 4:1-3
I can't impress this on you too strongly. God is looking over your
shoulder. Christ himself is the Judge, with the final say on
everyone, living and dead. He is about to break into the open with
his rule, so proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your
watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your people. Don't ever quit. Just
keep it simple. You're going to find that there will be times when
people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on
spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They'll
turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you—keep your
eye on what you're doing; accept the hard times along with the
good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God's servant.


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2 Timothy 4:1-3
I solemnly charge you as one who is living in the presence of our God, even Christ Jesus, the One who is on the point of judging the living and the dead, I solemnly charge you as not only living in His presence, but also by His appearing and His kingdom; make a public proclamation of the Word with such formality, gravity, and authority as must be heeded. Hold yourself in readiness for this proclamation when opportunity presents itself and when it does not; reprove so as to bring forth conviction and confession of guilt; rebuke sharply, severely, and with a suggestion of impending penalty. Pleadingly exhort, doing all this with that utmost self-restraint which does not hastily retaliate a wrong, and accompany this exhortation with the most painstaking instruction; for the time will come when they will not endure our wholesome doctrine in that they will hold themselves firmly against it, but, dominated by their own personal cravings, they, having ears that desire merely to be gratified, shall gather to themselves an accumulation of teachers. In fact, from the truth they shall also avert the ear, and [as a result] they shall receive a moral twist which will cause them to believe that which is fictitious.

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