July 31, 2013July 31, 2013 Why Preaching Is Still Relevant Biblical exposition, John Piper, Preachers, Preaching, The word of God 1 Comment Some crucial points in relation to preaching; from The Gospel Coalition: Rate this:Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrintMoreRedditLike this:Like Loading... Peter Cockrell Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.
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Preaching: Two responsibilities.
(From reading Tim Meadowcroft: The Message of The Word of God. 2011. IVP)
There’s a two-way responsibility:
Speakers’ language accessibility,
And for listeners to make connection
Rather than dismissive rejection.
As we concentrate on the discourse flow,
We are discerning if ‘these points’ are so.
If you speak in an esoteric way,
It’s hard to understand what you say.
If you continue in communicating
Ideas outside my understanding,
If it’s not what I am experiencing,
I’ll have impatience in listening.
If you are telling me things I know,
If there’s no relevance, or reframing
My thinking, in your presentation’s flow,
I’ll take no interest in your speaking.
If your thought is incomprehensible,
Then the message is less accessible.
I need to listen for God speaking
In your teaching and preaching.
I need to search the scripture
To check on mere conjecture.
I need to reflect and to pray
To apply truth in what you say.