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 colorful 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
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). There is 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 … [Read more...] about What is Inductive Preaching?
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