Category: Church Stuff
I enjoy speaking and preaching in our church. Honestly, though, for years it was difficult to get ahead in thought and stay focused with a simple plan for each sermon.
Yeah I know, I took homiletics too. However, I’m a very simple guy that needs a simple but effective thought process that allows me to pray and study through a subject and stay on point all the way through.
A couple of years ago I “discovered” (only by God’s mercy on a simple minded leader) a process I have found to be very powerful.
Understanding all great sermons need a great story, intro and powerful closing, the body of the sermon is where these points are indispensable to me…
Any church that doesn’t change in response to the change in culture, community or context will eventually cease to exist. Any church that wants to stay around and keep their doors open will make constant and subtle changes along the way.
How should that change take place?
One of the things that disturb me most, and one that I see as destructive to the advancement of the Kingdom, is when one “brother eats another.” The world watches at a distance and says, “Why do those Christians do that to one another?” I don’t want to be counted among the “brother eaters.” I
None of us can do it on our own.
I’m in Tanzania with Compassion and about 10-12 other pastors from around the US. We have AG, SBC, Lutheran, Presbyterian and some just “mixed up.”