2020-02-09 — Checklist for Powerful Preaching

Church Year: Epiphany 5:
Date: February 9, 2020

Theme: Checklist for Powerful Preaching

– Preach with the message being the testimony of God
– Preach with the emphasis on Jesus Christ & Him crucified
– Preach with a sense of personal weakness
– Preach with confidence in the Spirit’s powerful message

– 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:
Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 359 : Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Sky Hymnary.org link
CDS – TLH 400 : Take My Life and Let It Be Hymnary.org link
WS 781 : Preach You the Word Hymnary.org link
WS 769 : Lift High the Cross Hymnary.org link
TLH 283 : God's Word is our Great Heritage Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 58:5-9a
Matthew 5:13-20

Theme: Checklist for Powerful Preaching

– Preach with the message being the testimony of God
– Preach with the emphasis on Jesus Christ & Him crucified
– Preach with a sense of personal weakness
– Preach with confidence in the Spirit’s powerful message

1 Corinthians 2:1–5 (Listen)

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

2:1 And I, when I came to you, brothers,1 did not come proclaiming to you the testimony2 of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men3 but in the power of God.

Footnotes

[1] 2:1 Or brothers and sisters

[2] 2:1 Some manuscripts mystery (or secret)

[3] 2:5 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women

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