Pastor Geoff preaches through 2 Timothy 4:1-5 at the STL Chinese Christian Church on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
This text provides the clear truth that preaching must be the FOUNDATION of the healthy church.
1. The SOLEMNITY of the foundation of preaching.
2. The SUPREMACY/SPECIFICS of the foundation of preaching.
3. The SPURNING of the foundation of preaching.
4. The STEADFASTNESS of the foundation of preaching.
Acts 15.35 - Paul and Barnabas … teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord…
Authorial intent (2 Tim 2.15)
Care for every word (2 Tim 3.16)
Hard work (1 Tim 4)
Desperate prayer (Acts 6.4)
Progressive revelation (1 Pet 2)
Exalting the Word (Ps 119)
Divine illumination (1 Cor 2)
Ministerial courage (1 Thess 2)
Expounding the meaning (Rom 10)
Thoughtful application (Acts 2.38)
“I CONSIDER THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL TO BE THE MOST HONORABLE AND IMPORTANT WORK IN THE WORLD.
Because of the DESIGNER of the work = God has revealed himself
Because of the DUTY of the work = preaching praying, preaching, shepherding
Because of the DURATION of the work == it goes on for ever
Pastor Geoff preaches a podcast on what "effective preaching is." We go for change in our preaching. What does God use the preaching to do? What changes?
Shemaiah the prophet said: “Thus says the LORD…” (2 Chron 12.5)
Jeremiah the prophet “spoke for the LORD (2 Chron 36:12)
We make it our commitment to preach for change...
Preaching that changes souls
Preaching that changes lives
Preaching that changes marriages
Preaching that changes churches
Preaching that changes evangelism
Preaching that changes societies
The Most Important Moment of Your Week: Hearing the Sermon. Luke 19:48 talks about everyone "hanging on to every word that Jesus preached." May we remember the importance of and the glory of hearing from God every week as the Word is faithfully preached!
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff teaches on what you must have in your preaching:
Six Must-Haves of PREACHING
Explication — what it means
Precision — be precise, theologically accurate.
Application — how the meaning should affect you
Persuasion — why you must believe this
Evangelization — the hope in Christ
Passion — i know this & i believe it.
"Why I Preach the Gospel & Call Sinners to Christ in Every Sermon!"
Pastor Geoff talks about the preaching of Jesus Christ. How did he preach?
Note 5 characteristics of Jesus' preaching from Luke 8:1 --
the ongoing work -- he began going...
the itinerant work - going around from one city & village to another
the public work - going from one city & village to another...
the preaching work - proclaiming & preaching
the gospel-work -= the kingdom of God
PODCAST - The First Minute of Preaching...
1. Should GRIP the hearer's attention.
2. Should CONVEY the weightiness of the divine truth at hand.
3. Should POINT TO & prepare for the TRUTH to be delivered.
4. Should ENGAGE w/ the audience thru eye contact.