How To Write Short Christmas Sermons? Short Christmas sermons should tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the purpose of his coming. I frame short Christmas sermons from passages of Scripture that focus on his birth and his redemptive purpose. How To Write Short Christmas Sermons I was raised in a non-religious family where Christmas was about family, gifts and a festive time. I never took the … [Read more...] about How To Write Short Christmas Sermons?
How To Write A 3 Point Sermon? The 3 point sermon is about packaging the message for delivery. It provides a structure for the message with a natural flow. It guides both preacher and audience through the theme of the message. How To Write A 3 Point Sermon The 3 point sermon is one way to frame biblical information for delivery. It does not negate the study of the text. There are different ways to … [Read more...] about How To Write A 3 Point Sermon?
How To Write a Topical Sermon: Before you can write a topical sermon, you will need to know what is a topical sermon? A topical sermon proclaims a biblical principle or truth. A topical sermon allows you to preach such topics as: Christian love, forgiveness, temptation, salvation, sanctification, hell, heaven, etc. etc. How To Write A Topical Sermon For instance, you may want to preach on the subject of … [Read more...] about How To Write A Topical Sermon
Figures of Speech in Psalms: Hebrew poetry is a unique type of language that uses colourful expressions known as figures of speech to bring tenderness, richness, vividness and energy to biblical poetry. Figures of Speech in Psalms Hebrew poetry is heightened speech. It is far more compressed than prose. Prose uses sentences and paragraphs as its basic unit. Narrative uses episodes and scenes as its basic … [Read more...] about Figures of Speech in Psalms
Seven Types of Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry: Hebrew poetry has a distinctive type of sentence. It is called parallelism. Parallelism is best described as two or more lines that use different words but similar grammatical form to explain the same idea. Seven Types of Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry English poetry is usually based upon rhyme and meter whereas Hebrew poetry is usually based upon rhythm and … [Read more...] about Seven Types of Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry
What are the seven types of psalms? To interpret the psalms correctly, it is advantageous to designate the genre of the psalms or the literary type of the psalms. There are different ways to categorize the 150 psalms but for this article, I will categorize them into seven types of psalms. What are the Seven Types of Psalms? Some commentators categorize the psalms into primary categories and sub categories. … [Read more...] about What are the Seven Types of Psalms?
How To Preach The Psalms: Before you can preach the psalms, you will need a method of analyzing the psalms in order to prepare the psalms for preaching. In other words, what must you know about the psalms in order to prepare the psalms for preaching? How To Preach The Psalms I found Leland Ryken’s five indispensable steps informative and helpful in preparing the psalms for preaching. 1. Genre and Implied … [Read more...] about How To Preach The Psalms
Preparing and Delivering Sermons: When it comes to sermon preparation and delivery, it is something that we learn and develop while on the journey. After four years of seminary, I had enough knowledge to begin my preaching ministry but as time went on I realized I still needed to continue to develop and fine tune the process. I have found teaching students the process of preparing and delivering sermons to be … [Read more...] about Preparing and Delivering Sermons
What is inductive preaching? Preaching doesn’t come in only one style or method. There are different methods to deliver a message in a sermon. There is inductive preaching (this method tells your hearers what the message is about at the end or close of a sermon), deductive preaching (this method tells your hearers what the message is about at the beginning of the sermon) and a bit of both, that is, you can have a … [Read more...] about What is Inductive Preaching?
What is regeneration in the Bible? The apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” So how do we become new creatures in Christ? The apostle Paul explained that man in his natural state is dead in trespasses and sins until he is made alive by Christ (Ephesians 2:1, 5). This is called regeneration. What … [Read more...] about What is Regeneration in the Bible
Views of the Millennial Kingdom: The Millennial Kingdom describes the thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ which is specifically mentioned in Revelation 20:1-10. “…And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years” (Revelation 20:5b). When it comes to discussing the different views of the Millennial Kingdom, we must realise that we are talking about the interpretation of the much debated passage in … [Read more...] about Views of the Millennial Kingdom
How To Study Revelation: There are many interpretive views to the book of Revelation and because of this, most people stay away from it. And yet, God has promised a blessing on those who read it and obey it. “God blesses the one who reads this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to it and obey what it says. For the time is near when these things will happen” (Revelation 1:3). When it comes to … [Read more...] about How To Study Revelation
Different Bible Study Methods: When it comes to studying the Bible, there are two Bible study methods that we need to consider. The first Bible study method is a very simple approach to understanding and applying the Bible to our lives. The second Bible study method is a more intense approach. The first Bible study method involves: Reading Bible study begins when we read the Bible. This study method … [Read more...] about Different Bible Study Methods
3 Aspects of Salvation in Christ Jesus: There are three biblical words that expand and explain salvation in Jesus Christ. These three words are: justification, sanctification and glorification. Below is a very brief overview of these three biblical words. Justification – My Position God’s holy law has condemned every human being. “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned and … [Read more...] about 3 Aspects of Salvation
The Rapture of the Church: There are two phases or stages to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Old Testament and New Testament tell us that the Son of Man will come to reign and rule on the earth (Zechariah 14:9; Matthew 24:29-31) but before this happens the Lord will come in the air and gather to Himself all His saints (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54). There are five (5) … [Read more...] about The Rapture of the Church
Question: What are the different views of the rapture? There are usually four views concerning the rapture of the church. Pre-tribulation view The rapture of the church occurs before the seven (7) year tribulation period. Jesus said in Revelation 3:10, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who … [Read more...] about What are the Difference Views of the Rapture?