Presentation on theme: "The Starting Points in Preaching. The Starting Points In Preaching The Starting Points In Preaching II.SinII.Sin I. Creation III.LoveIII.Love IV.MoralsIV.Morals."— Presentation transcript:
The Starting Points In Preaching The Starting Points In Preaching II.SinII.Sin I. Creation III.LoveIII.Love IV.MoralsIV.Morals V.SufferingsV.Sufferings VI. The After Life VI.
I. Creation + Wow, it is beautiful + I dont believe this kind of beauty could come haphazardly without a designer as people say
I. Creation +++ There should be a designer + ++ He is great, eternal, almighty, loving, and wise + ++ He should speak to us in our conscience in our conscience in history through men in Himself by coming to us
I. Creation +++ He should show His Love Power Wisdom
I. Creation +++ He shows His love through the crosss power, by His resurrection & by the eternal life, through His presence by His Holy Spirit +++ Bible Church ++ (Faith & Repentance)
II. Sin +++ Everything is corrupted +++ I dont think the world was created to be corrupted +++ There should be some sort of a way out of this corruption or There is NO WAY
II. Sin + What is behind Sin: God is The Ruler, so He puts the standards We refer to our conscience +++ The way out of sin Man can never do it alone Isnt sin relative? But, more accurately, based on the Bible
II. Sin +++ An extra power of salvation through the redemption of Jesus Christ (God & Man) in one person +++ Sinning again Fight continuously BUTBUT In the after life, life will be without sins life will be without sins =
II. Sin Bible & Church Faith & Repentance The Perfect Life
III. Love +++ I love this man I am not sure of what love means Emotions, relationships, commitment, ……. +++ I wish this love never changes and never ends
III. Love +++ This love is not mans love but I need it badly I need those who love me unconditionally I need that those who I love, would never die and never change +++ God is Love … The source of love, the eternal love and the unconditioned love
III. Love +++ How can I touch this love?? +++ He should come to us so that we can see it He shouldnt die or Hed better conquer death for all of us
III. Love +++ How can I enjoy such love – Communicate with God through praying Read His words and accept Him and His teachings Believe in God, God is love.
III. Love +++ There should be a better life which is full of love?? +++ There should be a better life which is full of love?? Bible & Church Faith & Repentance The spiritual life will fill your life with love for now And this will continue and be completed FOREVER in the eternal life
IV. Morals + These people are good (bad) + How could you specify or define being good or bad?? + How could you specify or define being good or bad?? +++ No there are many bad clear things and many clear good things - that are worldly accepted - May be it is relative!
IV. Morals +++ Then there should be some law - a human internal one which is designed for the good and bad - +++ There should be a source of this God?!! +++ Life is better with the good morals Life is worse with the bad morals The creator who created man with morals and ethics that are mostly accepted by all - Not only for oneself but also for others -
IV. Morals +++ No man can be like that – NONE is Perfect?! +++ No man can be like that – NONE is Perfect?! +++ There should be a standard, a perfect man, a model for all to follow ?! There should be the God Man, The Only perfect One, so God should be incarnated
IV. Morals +++ Secular morals are always limited by sins and negatives of others - + But Love is not limited - He could give His life to His enemies
IV. Morals +++ This perfection can never be reached on earth - SO, there should be a better life - a perfect one. How can I be invited?? We call it the Kingdom of Heaven Bible & Church Faith & Repentance Accept its King and follow Him
V. Sufferings +++ Feel tired, sick, suffering …… ?? +++ I wonder why man should suffer !!??? +++ Better to look for a Savior or look for a better life with no suffering - +++ Also, He should feel others feelings And share in their sufferings
V. Sufferings +++ What are the sources of this suffering?? I can see the corruption (sin) behind most or even all suffering - +++ Story of the Bible, Man with no sin and no suffering but with a free will - +++ Free will Sin Suffering +++ Man couldnt and can never win the game against sufferings by himself
V. Sufferings +++ We need help We need a savior +++ He should suffer too, even more than our sufferings +++ He should have the power to heal and to promise no more sufferings - Eternity Bible & Church Faith & Repentance We need extra power
VI. The After Life + Sometimes I feel I would love to live my life again, I guess I would do different things. ++ Does this mean that you wish to live a second life!?? ++ I dont want to die, but also, I dont want to live as a crippled, old, weak person ++ I wish I would live a full life I wish I would enjoy love, achievements ….
VI. The After Life ++ I couldnt, ++ Life is too short to know and enjoy everything in it – I cant get all my wishes in such a life I wish life would never end + How about if you find somebody who have it and can also give it!??
VI. The After Life +++ He could live again after death with no more pain or suffering - He could live forever and moreover, not on earth where the needy bodies live +++ There should be an after life - There should be some specific way to it or someone who can be followed to reach it +++ How about a medicine that can give us a long life – an endless one!?? I wish there is something like that -
VI. The After Life Bible & Church Faith & Repentance
Homework Please analyze the following: 1. The preaching word of Saint Peter in (Acts 2 : 14 – 40) 2. The preaching word of Saint Paul in (Acts 17 : 22 – 34) Guiding points to follow in this homework: + The starting point. + Climbing the ladder. + Christ-centered message. + Final requests. +++ +++ +++ ** Please note that you take grades on : Homework contents, language, & spiritual meditations.