In this KTL session, we reviewed the last week’s lesson on how to point your passage to the gospel of Christ, and then our 4 main preacher dudes discussed how they saw their personal passages point to the person and work of Christ. The second part of the session was me teaching them the importance and the way to preach applicationally from their passage. Hope you enjoy.
During this KTL session, we reviewed last week’s session on how to preach the story of the text. I went back over a few important thoughts with them on that. Then I had our 4 main preachers share the story of their passage in 2 minutes or less. They did an excellent job!
The last half of the class was teaching them how to preach the TRUTH of the text. Truth is so important in Scripture. Jesus prayed to His Father to sanctify His people through the Truth of His Word (John 17:17). Truth is what changes lives. We must bring the truths of out of the stories that we hang on, believe, obey, and live out. Truth is what God uses to change lives into the likness of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the TRUTH, and the life. All truths point to Him. It is best to keep it simple and let every sermon boil down to one truth. If we preach one truth, they can focus on one truth. Let the truth come out of the passage, let the truth be the overarching theme of the passage God is getting across, present the truth in 10 words or less, and make sure the truth is something to believe and not to do (that will be the challenge). Ok, I’m done typing now…listen to the mp3 for the rest!
I don’t have the blog for this just yet, but I wanted to go ahead and get the mp3 up here. This was our KTL class on how to tell the story of your text. 4 of our students will be preaching through the book of Judges next month, and I want them to master the art of story-telling in order to put their listeners smack-dab in the middle of the story. So that even if they’ve heard it 100 times, they’ve never lived it like this before. I believe this is important for all of our preaching and teaching. So here it is, how to tell the story of your text.
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The Christocentric hermeneutic continues! Remember that Christocentric means “Christ-centered” and hermeneutic means “view or interpretation of Scripture.” This lesson is extremely important on how to preach Christ in every sermon and from every Biblical text. I believe these are the keys to a truly powerful sermon that changes lives! Continue reading