Preachers of the Gospel

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:1-4:16 Letters of Commendation – 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 Adequate in God – 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Renounce the Hidden Things of Shame – 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 Treasures in Earthen Vessels – 2 Corinthians 4:7 We Do Not Lose Heart – 2 Corinthians 4:16

How the Gospel Must Be Preached

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:17-4:13 Not peddling the word of God – 2 Corinthians 2:17 With boldness/plainness – 2 Corinthians 3:12 Preach Christ, not ourselves – 2 Corinthians 4:5 With a spirit of faith – 2 Corinthians 4:13

Who is Qualified to Preach the Gospel?

Text: James 3:1 A gospel preacher must: Be a man – 1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Know the word – 2 Timothy 4:2; 2:15 Be loyal to Christ – Galatians 1:10 Be ready to preach – 1 Peter 3:15; Romans 1:15 Be humble – 2 Corinthians 11:2-3 Not hinder the gospel – 1 Corinthians […]

The Gospel of the Grace of God

Text: Acts 20:24 The gospel reveals, and is part of, God’s grace – Titus 2:11-12 What do we preach? Jesus has come – Acts 19:1-5 Conditions of grace – Acts 20:21; 19:3-5 Kingdom of God – Acts 20:25 Warnings against apostasy – Acts 20:29-31 Why do we preach it? – Acts 20:32

Our Attitude toward God’s Word

Text: Nehemiah 8 Attitude of the Listeners (v. 1-6) They wanted to hear (v. 1) They paid attention (v. 3) They were not in a hurry (v. 3) They respected it (v. 5) They were humble (v. 6) How the Speaker Presented It (v. 7-8) Read from the book Translated to give the sense – […]

The Word of the Cross

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18 Paul’s Duty to Preach (v. 17) Two Opinions of the Gospel (1:18-2:5) Why is it Seen as Foolishness? The rejection of Christ Spiritual, not physical kingdom Call to sacrifice How is it the Power of God? This is how He chose to save us It shows what God has done It […]

“Preach Christ, Not the Church”

There is one true church – Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:22-23 Many believe one church is as good as another – Therefore, “preach Christ, not the church” To preach Christ, one must also preach the church – Acts 8:5,12 Unintended consequences (“preach Christ, not the church”) In order to survive, a church must attract […]