HOME OUR NEXT  MPF

 

MARKS OF A PASTOR BIBLE STUDY NOTES  &  OUTLINES 	MINISTERS  PRAYER  REQUEST ABOUT US CONTACT US

 

HELP A HURTING PASTOR
MINISTER TO THE GRIEVING
CARE FOR PERSONS IN CRISIS
MINISTER TO LOST A LOVED ONE
HOW TO MAKE WISE DECISIONS
MANAGE CONFLICT IN A CHURCH
RESPOND OFFENDING BROTHER
TEACH LIFESTYLE STEWARDSHIP
HOW TO DEAL WITH CRITICISM
NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH
HOW TO MANAGE STRESS
HOW TO USE TIME WISELY
GET ALONG WITH MEMBERS
OVERCOME DISCOURAGEMENT
EVANGELISTIC INVITATION
CONDUCT A COMMITTE
RECOVER FROM BURNOUT
LORD'S SUPPER OBSERVANCE
HOW TO PERFORM A WEDDING
HOW TO BAPTIZE
CONDUCT A FUNERAL
HOW TO DELEGATE
IT IS TIME TO LEAVE
PASTOR AND HIS SERMON
FEEDBACK



























Pastor and his Sermon

Many great sermons are recorded in the New Testament, such as the Sermon of the Mount (Matt. 5-7), Stephen’s history of the Jewish nation (Acts 7), Paul’s address on Mars’ Hill (Acts 17), and Peter’s first sermon under the new covenant (Acts 2). Preaching to a broken heart is like giving food to a starving child. Preaching to a hard heart is like correcting a rebellious teenager.

The way some men preach today, a lost man might never know his condition. Sinners will never cry out, “What must I do to be saved?” what about your messages?

Are you depending on the Holy Spirit’s power or your own intelligence?
You must teach with power and authority.
Are you worried about what people think of your message or what God thinks?
Then teach with the fear of God.
Do you genuinely love your congregation?
Then teach with the love of God and compassion.
Are you accurately presenting the Word?
Then study the  Word and teach with sincerity and in Truth
Do the people really need this message?
Then teach with urgency as this is your last message.
Have I applied this message to my own life?
Then teach with integrity.
Will this message draw attention to you or to God?
Then teach with humility and don't try to help God. (Some preachers think God is broke and He need his help)

These following principles must apply to any sermon you preach. A good sermon will integrate the person and presence of God with the person and presence of the preacher.

A good sermon will be easily understood.
Some preachers seem to confuse complexity with depth. Listeners can understand good preaching. Good preachers work to understand the language, the culture, and the interests of those to whom they preach. They work hard to clarify and unify the presentation so that there will be no confusion about what they are trying to say. In Apostolic sermons, no appeal was ever made to modern theological thought. Men of God simply proclaimed God’s word. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) In Acts 7, one-third of Stephen’s sermon was from the Old Testament. His audience knew what the verses said, but he had to explain what they meant and how it applied to them. When Philip preached in Acts 8, he explained Isaiah 53. The eunuch wanted to know “of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” (Acts 8:34)

A good sermon is rooted in the Bible.
A sermon must me rooted in in the Word of God. Many fine things could be said by a preacher, but if the listener doesn’t feel that the sermon has been helpful in engaging the Bible, it falls short as a sermon. Good preachers understand that God still speaks through his Word. The Bible is the one instrument that God has promised to bless. When it comes to good preaching, the Bible is where the power is.

A good sermon exalts the person of Jesus Christ.
Present Christ as the Only Hope of the World. We are Christian preachers, which means that every sermon we preach will exalt the person of Jesus Christ. The first thing Paul did in every city he visited was to lift up Christ and set Him before men as their only hope. Paul told the Corinthians he “determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (1 Cor. 2:2). Salvation does not come by the preaching of politics or moral platitudes, our hope is in heaven.

A good sermon helps people hear from God.
Preachers work to connect people with the voice of God. If a listener does not sense that she or he has been in the presence of God and heard something meaningful from him, then the sermon could not have been that good. Peter did not soft-peddle the truth in Acts 2. He accused his audience of killing the Son of God. As a result, these people were “cut to the heart.” (Acts 2:37) Cutting a man to the heart is not a task to be relished — it is the end result of freedom, joy, and salvation for which we seek.



© 2014 ministersprayerfellowship.org | Terms | Contact Us |