Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Force multiplier

This post by Peter Mead reminds me why Biblical Preaching is such a helpful site for preachers: “Multiply the Fruit of Your Study.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am not a preacher so what i am goint to ask really has no backing or understanding from that point of view. how do you know what to it that something is put on your heart in different ways? i often wonder if there could be a question or talk time about what was covered the week before. sometimes when i hear something talked about it can take a few days to think on it and then i might have questions, i would think there would be others that are like me in this, and might get something from being able to raise my hand the next week and ask a question about it. that would be really nice to be able to review a bit before moving on.

7:57 PM, August 31, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Well, you certainly don't have to be a preacher to know what does and doesn't work in helping the sermon take root.

How do I decide what to preach? I try to adjust my message to the needs and condition of the congregaton, but I don't think we can go wrong in preaching Jesus Christ and the Good News.

I agree that it helps to be able to meditate on a message and talk about it before moving on. As Peter mentioned, one way to do this is to make study notes. I was once in a congregation where the congregation would get together each week in small groups to discuss the lesson text from that morning's sermon. That worked well. In general, it's a good idea to integrate preaching and teaching so as to build one on another.

Thanks for your comments.

8:26 PM, August 31, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that small group discussion after the morning sermon is a wonderful thing for review and also for bonding and support between people. i have gone to a bible study group that breaks into small groups for half for the perpose of review and prayer. it became a good time to open up to one another.

12:49 AM, September 02, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

That's good to know. Thanks.

7:24 PM, September 02, 2007  

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