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Dear 3NL1GHT3N3D1, LOL, you won the jerk contest
Very forgiving, very Christian
Maybe you could preach about patience and understanding, they say that you teach best, that which you most need to learn.
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
You drive past a church and see the title of this week's message "The Fantastic Fishing Trip" and wonder what that could be about and how does it deal with God? The title of the sermon is to hook you and designed to make you think and want to hear the sermon. There are three different types of preaching styles. Each one has a different delivery, but all have the same outcome: telling others about the love of God. The three different styles are the narrative, expository, and the doctrinal. Each pastor needs to find a style that works for them it could be one or all of the three.
With the narrative sermon the pastor uses storytelling to bring out the word of God. The pastor takes a story from the Bible such as the story of Job and describes it using literature tools such as imagery and symbols to help the hearers be able to really imagine what is going on in the story. Author James Massey referred to narrative storytelling as "not elementary, but elemental for affirmation, argument, witness, meaning, impact, engagement and emotion." There are three things that storytelling sermons should accomplish. They should give a contemporary appeal to Biblical tradition. It should guide the imaging the hearers do, and lastly it should help identify the meaning with in the stories. The narrative sermons can be what makes people want to know more or become beyond confused.
The expository sermon is as the name describes the pastor uses the sermon to expose what the meaning of the scripture is about. With this sermon you need to study your text or passage until its insight is clear to you. Secondly whenever possible allow the text determines your treatment. There are three different elements to studying the scripture for this sermon style. One is statements. These elements are sentences that report facts. The second are expressions which demonstrate emotion. And lastly prescriptive are sentences that demand something to be done. Depending on which parts you focus on displays what meaning you draw from the scripture.
The doctrinal sermon is also known as the textual sermon. This sermon looks to the text to bring out the meaning. It uses the hook, book, look and took method. You use something to hook your audience such as a interesting story that would bring people into think about the sermon. The book of course is turning to the scripture and look discusses what that scripture is saying. Then the last part, the took is what each person should take away from the sermon. You use the book of God to bring to the people a message that makes them think. It's almost a combination of the narrative and expository sermons.
Each pastor needs to find which works best for them. One could be a lot harder for one pastor while easiest for the next. For all three one needs to know the word and their congregation in order to plan the sermon properly. You need to reach a variety people with one sermon.
New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
When you add LMAO, to a thread, the A in LMAO does not refer to a donkey, does it? We all know fair well that In every day slang terms the word ass means arse. So therefore, why do you keep on referring to the word ass in LMAO. as supposedly meaning donkey? If you are standing at the front of the church preaching, would you actually say to your congregation, "Ooh, I laughed my ass off?" When every member of the congregation would know full well that you were referring to your arse/ass, and nothing to do with a donkey whatsoever. If I was in a church and the preacher at the front came out with the phrase, laughed my ass/arse off, I think most people would be in shock having such language used within a church environment. As for me believing whether you are a christian or not is insignificant, I don't really care. I respect your belief, but all I am saying that if you are a born again christian then you should hold yourself in a manner that is appropriate when conversing with others and use the appropriate language. This appropriate language should be used if you are out shopping, in the church and even on a social website such as ATS.
Have him open an account. I wouldn't mind having a knock down drag'em out fight in the fight forum on the topic of religion. If he actually believes what he preaches about, he should welcome the chance to attempt to convert me. (I know I'd welcome the chance to convert him ... )
I would suggest treating people with respect and not calling any one an idiot or jerk comes to mind. letting go of arrogance and self righteousness and loving others compassionately what ever they do have done. Dont think you are for real though, you shouldnt be in ministry. I will say good luck because your attitude is not going to be blessed.
Instead people go to church and pray to him to alter/change and make better the decisions that he has made to place chaos upon the earth.
Originally posted by JAK
reply to post by NOTurTypical
Really, that's all you have? So there's no puerile, judgemental demand of 'Help Me ... or show what a jerk you are'?
Thanks for your advice, allow me to return the favour: Maybe you should stop trying to justify anything merely because it's in alignment with something you have a personal investment in and start being objective.
I’m not really sure what to say to you. If you’re a Christian, then you should already have at least an idea, as to how to become a better Christian. Sure, I can give you ideas, as to what to say in your sermon, but then that just wouldn’t be genuine, as it wouldn’t be coming from your heart… it just wouldn’t feel right… If I was speaking, then I could talk about my own experiences, which led me to God, but then it becomes personal, and I know exactly what to say and need no rehearsals etc…
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by AQuestion
Explain how the pastor is away tending to a sick woman, and talk about sickness in the Bible. Try and work it around that that you end up discussing love and understanding for your fellow man. That's the best thing you can do.edit on 8-6-2013 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)