Our theme Simplicity & Power is drawn from 1 Cor 1:17-18, “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
Preaching is hard but it is not complex. Learn a simple Triadic method for gospel proclamation that will keep you fresh, relying on the Spirit, and bring about the fruitfulness God has promised.
Breakfast & Worship
How do you move from your initial thoughts and outline to test, deepen, and develop your study towards a sermon? We will consider an exegetical process that take into account the context at five levels: canon, book, paragraph, sentence, and words.
Questioning the Text
Each passage and its context is unique. We will investigate how to know the right questions to ask of our text to be able to understand, explain, and apply the Word.
We will work through our Exegetical, Question-Asking, and Applicational procedures as a group to model the process.
Each participant will step through the process themselves with an example text. Help and guidance will be available in your process.
Breakfast & Worship
Delivery and Communication
What delivery methods are appropriate or inappropriate for the preacher? Where is there flexibility in style and personality? How and when should a preacher use illustrations?
Sermon Practice #1
Sermon Practice #2
Sermon Practice #3
Closing Thoughts and Assignments
Review and feedback will be solicited from participants, and assignments will be given to participants for preaching or presenting their sermons/devotionals in an applicable setting.
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How to Get Here via Transit
- 10 min walk from Sapperton Skytrain Station – walk up Keary Street and cross to the west side of E. Columbia Street. Walk north along E. Columbia until you see the Impark lot on your left. You can cut across it to reach Hospital Street, or you can continue on E. Columbia and turn left on Hospital Street. Walk west (uphill) on Hospital for 60 metres to reach our church building.
- By Bus 155 – Eastbound, get off at stop #53597 (Hospital @ E. Columbia) or Westbound, get off at stop #53613 (Hospital @ E. Columbia)
- We are half a block west of Royal Columbian Hospital