Step 4: Crossing the Purpose Bridge

Step 4: Crossing the Purpose Bridge

Take the eternal, historical truth you discovered and deliver it to your congregation in a way that is faithful to the meaning of the text, relevant to their specific context, and engaging to their hearts and minds. Connect the world of the bible then, to the world of your hearers now. To achieve this, your sermon must have a purpose. What does God want to say to his people today from his word through you, his servant?

Let the Amen, sound from His people again

Let the Amen, sound from His people again

A friend of mine is dying. As I held his hand last night, I prayed. I prayed for mercy, That he would not suffer terrible pain but live out his swan song in comfort.  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 103:8). I...

The Sun Always Sets

The Sun Always Sets

You have been privy to most, if not all, of my relationships. I've always appreciated the godly advice and wisdom that have always been mine for the taking, and have always provided a willing ear whenever I came knocking, provided, of course, that we had enough tea...

A Message Worth Defending

A Message Worth Defending

Galatians 1:11-24, ESV I became a Christian 2003, when I was about 15 years old. As it is when you come to know Christ and his great love for you, the change in me was quite significant, so much that many people, including my own family, soon nicknamed me “pastor” (I...

God Has A Purpose For Your Life

God Has A Purpose For Your Life

Genesis 49:29-50:26 I enjoy reading novels. Especially ones with a good ending. Don’t take that to mean I like mushy, Disney-like books. I’m more a John Grisham fan than a Mills and Boon devotee. I love a story that is full of tragedy, and yet ends on a high hopeful...

R.C. Sproul (1939-2017) – Faithful to the End

R.C. Sproul (1939-2017) – Faithful to the End

R.C Sproul passed on into glory on December 14, 2017 after an incredible preaching, teaching, writing and broadcasting ministry spanning over 4 decades. During that time, he authored over 150 books and founded Ligionier Ministries in 1971, through which he spent his lifetime equipping Christians to articulate “what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it and how to share it”…

Are you ready to serve God? 

Are you ready to serve God? 

Are you ready to serve God? A couple of months ago, some friends of mine invited me to take up cycling once a week. I said “yes”, thinking this would be a fun way to exercise, but also partly because I thought there was nothing much to it – after all it was just...

A God You Can Trust

A God You Can Trust

A God You Can Trust - 2 Chronicles 21-22 So my niece – who’s about 8 years old - called me a few days ago and she made it clear right from the beginning that it was not a social call. The conversation started off with her informing me that she had done extremely well...

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