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CMIN 301 (Sp '17) T08 complete - Communicating the Meaning in Our Town
Transcript of CMIN 301 (Sp '17) T08 complete - Communicating the Meaning in Our Town
Communicating the Meaning in our Town
(Central Idea of the Text)
(Central Idea of the Sermon)
a) What is the largest question the biblical author
is addressing with this flow of thought?
b) What answer is he giving to that question?
Put a) and b) together for the CIT;
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).
We do not understand a passage until we can state its
How will God punish the evil and injustice rampant in his people Judah?
God will use the wicked Babylonians as his whipping stick.
What is the largest question that is answered here?
Passage (also called text orexegetical) outline:
I. Many accounts, using eyewitness reports, have been
written of the life of Christ.
II. Luke, having carefully investigated everything, has
written an orderly account.
III. His purpose in writing was to assure his readers
that what they have been taught was really true.
What is the answer to this question?
Turn the question into an incomplete sentence like “The reason Luke wrote his orderly account was to . . .,” attach the answer to finish the sentence, and you have the CIT.
The reason Luke wrote his orderly account was to assure his readers that what they have been taught was really true.
The reason Luke wrote his orderly account is to assure all believers that what they have been taught is really true.
At times God even uses wicked people for disciplining his people.
1 Peter 1:17-19
Why should the dispersed believers live in reverent fear?
a) Because their Father judges impartially
The reason we should live as strangers on earth, in reverent fear, is because our Father judges impartially and because our redemption is so costly.
b) Because their redemption was very costly
1 Cor. 4:1-5
I. Christians should view their ministers as servants of
Christ who have been entrusted with spiritual truths.
II. The minister's requirement is to prove faithful to his
Master and to the trust he's been given.
Let the Lord alone evaluate his servants for their faithfulness.
Who should evaluate ministers regarding their faithful service?
Only the Lord has the right and knowledge to evaluate his servants.
III. The Lord's evaluation of the minister's faithfulness is
the only one that counts.
IV. Other believers, therefore, should withhold their
judgments and instead wait for the Lord's evaluation
Why should everyone praise the Lord?
a) The Lord should be praised because
His love is strong.
b) The Lord should be praised because
His faithfulness is eternal.
Everyone should praise the Lord for His strong love and his eternal faithfulness.
Believers and unbelievers should praise the Lord for who He is.
Who will enter the kingdom of heaven?
Those who use the given authority for doing the will of the Father.
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.