Posts Tagged ‘Preaching’

Powerful powerpoint

I have kept a website for all kinds of statistics, stories, sermon illustrations that I happen to trawl in my internet research and in my sermon preparation. I make this website available for whoever wants to use it to search for ideas too. So here is one on how to use powerpoint effectively by Seth [...]

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Preaching to change lives

Is secret in the method?
Some say that the secret of life changing preaching lies in verse by verse preaching, and preaching through the Bible, book by book.  It is still vaunted that expository preaching is the only way to change lives and grow a church. Then recently Rick Warren have popularised the user-friendly sermon. Of [...]

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Pastor Rony Tan: towards a loving and respectful witness

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued the following statement to the press:
“The Internal Security Department (ISD) has called up Pastor Rony Tan of Lighthouse Evangelism (LE) today in connection with his comments and insinuations about Buddhism and Taoism at LE sessions. These sessions were video-recorded and made available on LE’s website; video clips of these [...]

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Eating the flesh of Joseph Prince

There are things preachers and pastors can learn from Joseph Prince, the pastor of New Creation Church.

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Singapore churches are preaching the half gospel

I find Michael Horton’s books invigorating. I have read his “Putting the Amazing Back into Grace” and “Power Religion” of which I would warmly commend the former. But I have not read his more recent books titled Christless Christianity and the Gospel-Driven Life but they should be thought provoking stuff.Michael is currently the  professor of [...]

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Indicatives and imperatives of the gospel

Understanding the indicatives and the imperatives will help anyone identify what is effective and empowering preaching and teaching of the gospel. This is something many believers and preachers miss. Their criteria of good preaching hinges too much on peripheral issues of structure and style. What is crucial is the content. It distinguishes us from the [...]

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Preaching: ecstasy and agony

Preaching is both ecstasy and agony. It can happen over just two Sundays.
Ecstasy
One moment, I felt I was on Mount Everest. The anointing heightened all my faculties to another level. I knew I was connecting in an unusual, powerful way with the congregation. The thoughts were coherent and the words flowed with liberty and penetrating [...]

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Evangelical discomfort with prosperity

Evangelical Christians are okay with God’s spiritual blessings but are ill at ease with material blessing from God.
One reason is an over-reaction to the excesses of the “prosperity gospel”.  We look with disdain on some American television evangelists who raise millions from naive believers by twisting Scriptures to say what they do not say, to [...]

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US preachers don’t preach on hell

Just when it seemed to have cooled off, the topic of hell is back on the front burner—at least for pastors learning to preach about a topic most Americans would rather not talk about. At the recent annual Beeson Pastors School, Selles led two workshops to discuss “Whatever happened to hell?” He asked how many [...]

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