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CMIN 301 (Sp '15) T28 - Guidelines For Special Occasions

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Hartmut Scherer

on 23 April 2015

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Transcript of CMIN 301 (Sp '15) T28 - Guidelines For Special Occasions

Guidelines For Special Occasions
For which occasion would you choose one of following the passages?
Genesis 2
Principles for funeral messages
Comfort and reach with gospel hope
Contents of funeral messages
Begin personal
Evangelistic Messages
Wedding Messages
Preach from an appropriate text
Genesis 2
Proverbs 31:10ff
1 Corinthians 13
Ephesians 5:21-33
Cautions for funeral messages
Being separated from loved ones is painful
Common texts for funeral messages
Isaiah 40:11
Job 19:25
Psalm 23
Psalm 46:1—7
Psalm 90
Psalm 121
Psalm 139
(Adapted from Bryan Chapell,
Christ-Centered Preaching
, pp. 352ff)
2 Corinthians 4:17—5:1
Luke 15:11-32
Philippians 2:3-11
Colossians 3:18-19
1 John 4:19
1 Peter 3:1-7
Be brief
Be personal
Develop a theme
Be encouraging
Be redemptive
Be brief
Praise God more than the person
Hold the cross high
Do not damn to hell or preach into heaven
Speak simple truths sincerely
Tie it to a gospel truth
Develop the Christian hope
Rejoice (believer)
End with the assurance of Christ’s victory
Grieve for loved ones
Provide the comfort of your sympathy to the families
We don't know others' hearts
Avoid exaggeration
No time for guilt trips
Comfort is the primary task
John 11:25—26
John 14:1—4
Romans 14:8
1 Corinthians 15
2 Corinthians 1:3—11
2 Corinthians 4:17—5:1
Philippians 1:21
1 Thessalonians 4:13—18
Revelation 20:11—21:4
Speak so that people will respond
General principles of evangelistic sermons
be biblical
be positive
be clear
be passionate
Prepare as though it all depends on you; pray as though it all depends on God.
Distinctives of evangelistic preaching
Challenge the
with biblical truths
Challenge the
with personal inconsistencies
Make clear the obligations of true repentance
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