Monday, April 10, 2006

Series on Christ-centered preaching

Dan Cruver is doing a series at eucatastrophe on Christ-centered preaching. The posts are brief but full of wisdom. Here's a sample, in which Dan quotes from Todd Wilken's A Listener's Guide to the Pulpit (link to .pdf file):

"A sermon that mentions Jesus but still has you driving the verbs is still about you, not Jesus. The Gospel is all about what Jesus does for you. A sermon about what you do for Jesus isn’t the Gospel. For the Gospel to be preached, Jesus must be driving the verbs.”

"The Gospel isn’t Jesus your example, educator, life-coach or therapist. The Gospel is Jesus, your crucified and risen Savior from sin and death. So, listen for the Scriptural verbs of salvation: The Jesus Who lived for you, suffered for yu, was crucified for you, died for you, and rose again for you. The Jesus Who forgives you, redeems you, reconciles you and has mercy on you.”

Amen. You can find posts in the series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Dan said...

Milton,

Thanks for locating a pdf version of the entire article. Excellent! I did not realize one was available.

Dan

2:38 PM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're welcome, Dan. And thank you for the engaging series.

5:17 PM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Vicki said...

Gotta read the rest of that series...this is excellent. Somebody please send Joel Osteen a copy!:-)

Oops.

9:52 PM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Amen.

8:51 AM, April 11, 2006  

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