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CMIN 301 (Sp '15) T08 - Communicating the Meaning in Our Town

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Transcript of CMIN 301 (Sp '15) T08 - Communicating the Meaning in Our Town

Communicating the Meaning in our Town
From the
CIT
(Central Idea of the Text)
to CIS
(Central Idea of the Sermon)
a) What precisely is the author talking about?
(
Subject
; rephrase it as a question)
b) What is the author saying about what
he is talking about? (
Complement
)
Put a) and b) together for the CIT;
the

CIT is focused on THEIR TOWN.
Central Idea of a Text (CIT)
God will judge the evil in his own people, Judah, through an invasion by the wicked Babylonians.
(Examples of CIT/CIS adopted from Robinson, Biblical Preaching, ch. 2+4).
1)
1)
CIT
of Hab. 1:2-11: God will judge the evil in his own
people, Judah, through an invasion
by the wicked Babylonians.
Focus of the
CIT
: their town (original audience)
Focus of the
CIS
: our town (today's audience)
CIS
of Hab. 1:2-11: ???
Some Exercises
Psalm 117:1-2, "Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him,
all you peoples. For great is his love towards
us, and the faithfulness of the LORD
endures for ever. Praise the LORD."
Subject:
Why should everyone praise the Lord?
2 Complements:
a) The Lord should be praised
because
His love is strong.
b) The Lord should be praised
because
His faithfulness is
eternal.
CIT:
CIS:
Everyone should praise the Lord for His strong love and his eternal faithfulness.
Believers and unbelievers should praise the Lord for who He is.
Matthew 7:21, "Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord,
Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,
but only he who does the will of my
Father who is in heaven."
Who will enter the kingdom of heaven?
Those who use the given authority for doing the will of the Father.
Shapes Sermons Take
Class Activity
How does Peter's sermon in
Acts 2
develop?
How does Paul's sermon in
Acts 13
develop?
How does Paul's sermon in
Acts 20
develop?
Three Functional Questions for the Deductive Development.
What does it mean?
Explain
it!
Is it really true?
Prove
it!
What difference does it make?
Apply
it!
"Your goal is not to preach a clever sermon but rather to proclaim to your audience what God has to say to them from the particular text you are working with."
Preaching God's Word
, 112
Hand out "Guidelines for the sermon outline"
We do not understand a passage until we can state its
subject
and
complement
.
Habakkuk 1:2-11
(Read first)

How will God punish the evil and injustice rampant in his people Judah?
God will use the wicked Babylonians as his whipping stick.
How do we get from the CIT to the CIS?
CIT
of Hab. 1:2-11: God will judge the evil in his own
people, Judah, through an invasion
by the wicked Babylonians.
CIT and CIS for Hab. 1:2-11
CIS
of Hab. 1:2-11: At times God even uses wicked
people for disciplining his people.
(their town; original audience)
(our town; today's audience)
Subject:
Complement:
CIT:
CIS:
Jesus warned the disciples that only those who use the given authority for doing the will of his Father, will enter heaven.
Christ-followers who only profess Christ as Lord, but use the given authority for their own purpose, will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Subject:
Complement:
CIT:
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