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1 Preparing & Preaching Gospel Sermons How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:15)

2 2 Be Prepared to Preach! Have something to say, not just have to say something! Have something to say, not just have to say something! Preach the word, 2 Tim. 4:2 Preach the word, 2 Tim. 4:2 – You cannot preach what you do not know – You will preach what you do know: It will either be the truth or fables (2 Tim. 4:2-4) Gospel preachers must be willing and prepared to preach the gospel (Rom. 1:15) Gospel preachers must be willing and prepared to preach the gospel (Rom. 1:15)

3 3 What is the Purpose of Preaching? To proclaim the gospel of Christ, to make disciples and to help disciples grow in Christ, Mk. 16:15-16; Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 1:21-24 To proclaim the gospel of Christ, to make disciples and to help disciples grow in Christ, Mk. 16:15-16; Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 1:21-24 – Preach the gospel to save the lost – Teach the saved (Christians) to observe all things Christ commands – The power of God & the wisdom of God

4 4 What is a Gospel Sermon?

5 5 A Gospel Sermon Must Be… Scriptural Scriptural – Speak words of God, 1 Pet. 4:11 – Inspired Scripture (Gods word, not mans), 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 4:2 – Based on Scripture, supported by Scripture & appeals to Scripture – Turns people to Scripture, not to the man doing the preaching! 1 Ths. 2:1-4, 13

6 6 A Gospel Sermon Must Be… Sound Sound – Conform to the word of God, 2 Tim. 1:13; 1 Tim. 6:3-5 – False teachers exist, 1 Jno. 4:1, 6 – Any other gospel curses the preacher & those who receive it, Gal. 1:6-9 – Do not accept the preacher who is not preaching sound doctrine, 2 Cor. 11:3-4 (2 Jno. 9-11)

7 7 A Gospel Sermon Must Be… Studied, 2 Tim. 2:14-18 Studied, 2 Tim. 2:14-18 – Be a good minister of Jesus Christ, 1 Tim. 4:6-16 Instruct in words of faith, 4:6 Instruct in words of faith, 4:6 Carefully follow, 4:6 (2 Tim. 3:10) Carefully follow, 4:6 (2 Tim. 3:10) Reject error & live godly, 4:7-9(1:3-4) Reject error & live godly, 4:7-9(1:3-4) Suffer reproach, 4:10 (2 Tim. 4:5) Suffer reproach, 4:10 (2 Tim. 4:5) Command, teach, exhort, 4:11 (5:7; 6:2) Command, teach, exhort, 4:11 (5:7; 6:2)

8 8 A Gospel Sermon Must Be… Studied, 2 Tim. 2:14-18 Studied, 2 Tim. 2:14-18 – Be a good minister of Jesus Christ, 1 Tim. 4:6-16 Set an example, 4:12 Set an example, 4:12 Prepare yourself: Read…then, exhort & teach, 4:13 Prepare yourself: Read…then, exhort & teach, 4:13 Be devoted, 4:14-15 Be devoted, 4:14-15 Be careful, 4:16 Be careful, 4:16

9 9 A Gospel Sermon Must Be… Studied, 2 Tim. 2:14-18 Studied, 2 Tim. 2:14-18 – Be a good minister of Jesus Christ, 1 Tim. 4:6-16 – Hebrews 5:12-14: Must study & use the word of God… Must study & use the word of God… To know it, grow in it & preach it To know it, grow in it & preach it

10 10 A Gospel Sermon Must… Present the Savior & His Salvation, Acts 8:5, 35 (Rom. 1:16) Present the Savior & His Salvation, Acts 8:5, 35 (Rom. 1:16) – Gods way of saving the lost, 1 Cor. 1:21-23; 15:1-4 – Preaching the New Testament is preaching Christ, 1 Cor. 2:1-5 (14:37) – Whole counsel of God, Acts 20:20, 27 Grace (20:24, 32); Kingdom (20:25), Warnings (20:28-31) Grace (20:24, 32); Kingdom (20:25), Warnings (20:28-31)

11 11 Developing a Sermon

12 12 The Parts of a Sermon The Introduction The Introduction – Tell audience what you want to say The Body The Body – Say it The Conclusion The Conclusion – Tell audience what you said

13 13 Developing a Sermon Step 1: Choose your text or subject Assess need of audience Assess need of audience Single lesson or series Single lesson or series Textual or topical Textual or topical

14 14 Developing a Sermon Step 2: I. Let Gods word speak Dont make up your mind & then go to the Bible to prove it! Dont make up your mind & then go to the Bible to prove it! Let Gods word make up your mind; then preach His word Let Gods word make up your mind; then preach His word Apply sound principles of Bible interpretation Apply sound principles of Bible interpretation

15 15 Developing a Sermon Step 2: I. Let Gods word speak Dont make up your mind & then go to the Bible to prove it! Dont make up your mind & then go to the Bible to prove it! Let Gods word make up your mind Let Gods word make up your mind Apply sound principles of Bible interpretation Apply sound principles of Bible interpretation II. Discover the subject & the theme of text Read & study the text to understand it Read & study the text to understand it Look for a word or phrase that is repeated Look for a word or phrase that is repeated

16 16 Developing a Sermon Step 1: Choose a text or subject Step 2: Let the text speak Step 3: Develop main points

17 17 Sermon Types

18 18 Sermon Types: TOPICAL Topical Sermon Developed from a Bible topic Developed from a Bible topic Main points supported by various scriptures Main points supported by various scriptures Sub points are also supported by various passages Sub points are also supported by various passages Holy Spirit Baptism I. Performed by Jesus (Luke 3:16) II. Promised to Apostles (Acts 1:2-5) III. Received by Apostles (Acts 2:1-4, 16-17, 33)

19 Sermon Types: TOPICAL Topical Sermon Developed from a Bible topic Developed from a Bible topic Main points supported by various scriptures Main points supported by various scriptures Sub points are also supported by various passages Sub points are also supported by various passages Water Baptism I. What? Water (Acts 8:38; 10:47-48) II. How? Immersion (Rom. 6:4) III. Who? Repentant Believer (Mk. 16:15-16; Acts 2:38) IV. Why? Salvation (1 Pet. 3:21) V. When? Immediately (Acts 16:33) VI. How Many? One (Eph. 4:5)

20 Sermon Types: TOPICAL Topical Sermon Developed from a Bible topic Developed from a Bible topic Main points supported by various scriptures Main points supported by various scriptures Sub points are also supported by various passages Sub points are also supported by various passages True Worship (John 4:23-24) I. God Seeking True Worshipers (Jno. 4:23) II. Must Worship in Spirit (4:24) Right heart (Matt. 15:8) Right heart (Matt. 15:8) III. Must Worship in Truth (4:24) Right actions (Acts 2:42; 20:7; Eph. 5:19; 1 Cor. 16:2) Right actions (Acts 2:42; 20:7; Eph. 5:19; 1 Cor. 16:2)

21 Sermon Types: TOPICAL Topical Sermon Developed from a Bible topic Developed from a Bible topic Main points supported by various scriptures Main points supported by various scriptures Sub points are also supported by various passages Sub points are also supported by various passages The Unknown God (Acts 17:22-31) I. Creative (Ac 17:24) II. Self-sustaining (Ac 17:25) III. Ruling (Ac 17:26) IV. Purposeful (Ac 17:27-28) V. Merciful & Authoritative (Ac 17:30-31)

22 22 Sermon Types: TEXTUAL Textual Sermon Developed from a passage of Scripture Developed from a passage of Scripture Main points developed from this passage Main points developed from this passage Sub points come from this passage & other passages Sub points come from this passage & other passages Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 2) I. Approved by God (2:22) II. You Killed Him (2:23) III. God Raised Him (2:24-32) IV. God Exalted Him (2:33-36) V. How to be Saved (2:37-41)

23 23 Sermon Types: TEXTUAL Unity & Growth in Christ (Eph. 4:1-16) I. Walk Worthy of the Gospel, 4:1 II. Attitudes of Unity & Growth, 4:2-3 III. Basis of Unity & Growth, 4:4-6 IV. Gifts for Unity & Growth, 4:7-13 V. Results of Unity & Growth,4:14-16 Textual Sermon Developed from a passage of Scripture Developed from a passage of Scripture Main points developed from this passage Main points developed from this passage Sub points come from this passage & other passages Sub points come from this passage & other passages

24 24 Sermon Types: TEXTUAL Textual Sermon Developed from a passage of Scripture Developed from a passage of Scripture Main points developed from this passage Main points developed from this passage Sub points come from this passage & other passages Sub points come from this passage & other passages Holy Scripture (2 Timothy 3:14-17) I. Holy (3:15) II. Inspired by God (3:16) III. Profitable for… (3:16) Doctrine; Reproof; Correction; Instruction in righteousness Doctrine; Reproof; Correction; Instruction in righteousness IV. Completely Equips the Man of God for All Good Works (3:17)

25 25 Sermon Types: TEXTUAL Textual Sermon Developed from a passage of Scripture Developed from a passage of Scripture Main points developed from this passage Main points developed from this passage Sub points come from this passage & other passages Sub points come from this passage & other passages Ezra: Ready to Preach (Ezra 7:10) I. Prepared his Heart (1 Pe 3:15) II. To Seek Law of the Lord (Eph. 3:3-4; 2 Tim. 3:14) III. To Do It (Matt. 7:23; Jas. 4:17) IV. To Teach Gods Word in Israel (2 Tim. 2:2; Matt. 28:19-20)

26 26 Prepare Yourself to Preach! Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. (2 Timothy 4:2)


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