Tag: preaching

A message proclaimed in gentleness

The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of truth that they may come to their senses… 2 Timothy 2:24-26 Why is it important for preachers to guard the content of…

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Dwelling on Scripture

I am not shy when it comes to spending money on apps for my phone. I love experimenting with tools that boost my productivity, help me keep track of goals or even draw me closer to God. It’s an investment I am more than happy to make. (It helps that most apps have a free…

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Preaching the Hard Stuff

I have a lot of sympathy for Pastors who are intimidated to avoid preaching the hard stuff. The Hard Stuff includes exposing errant belief, sinful attitudes and ungodly behaviour. The Hard stuff is calling people to sacrificial living, giving their whole life to God to use. This must be difficult. As a lay preacher it…

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Systematic Theology 7: The Four Characteristics of Scripture (3) Necessity

Fun fact an easy way to remember how to spell Necessary is: Never Eat Cheese Eat Salad Sandwiches And Remain Young. Necessity is only changing the last three letters. In this chapter we’re continuing our study of the four characteristics of scripture. We’ve already covered Authority (& Inerancy), Clarity and now [Never eat…]cessity. The Necessity…

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Systematic Theology 4: The Four Characteristics of Scripture (1) Authority

We’re continuing our study of the Word of God, by looking at four distinct characteristics of scripture. These are: Authority Clarity Necessity Sufficiency (Inerrancy) These four characteristics can be rearranged for the purposes of memory into the acronym SCAN(I). Please find below my notes for Wayne Grudem’s chapter on the Authority of Scripture. “The Authority…

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