Sermon dissection – what to listen for

Click here  http://www.lightofthemaster.com/  , and then click on The Ambo by Lea and Luna‘sermons’ (top of page towards the right side) – yesterday’s sermon, Nov. 21 should be cued up, just click on the  start arrow.

(the sermon is about 20 minutes long, so you might want to wait until you have the time)

Listen. Do you hear the law presented as something you should be doing in order for you to be a proper Christian? Is the law presented as a way to make you better? Or, is the law presented as a way to describe the way that we really ARE ? (As a mirror, to reflect our sinfulness and our need of a savior).

Then listen for God’s promises. Are they presented with string(s) attached? Must you DO anything for the promises to be good and valid for you? Or are they just handed over to you, the unworthy, free of charge?

I’d like to know what you think. I’d like to know if you can detect a difference in this preaching, in contrast to the typical preaching in an Evangelical church.

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. An interesting sermon by a Guy 100+ years ago.

    http://centralityofthegospel.wordpress.com/wp-admin/media.php?attachment_id=2477&action=edit

    For people that like culturally relevant Pastors this one is relevant today as it can get.

  2. Matthew 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Jesus is clear: the Christian life is hard to get into (narrow gate) and hard to live (hard way). It’s only by God’s enablement that any of us overcome that hardness and stay in the faith-race. How hard is it right now for you? You have assurance of your salvation that folks who are having it easy right now can’t have. If you are suffering through hardship it’s because you’re on the hard way. Don’t be surprised if there are not a lot of people on that path. Jesus says, “those who find it are few.”

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