Jul 16, 2016 - Notes    No Comments

你的讲章不过是一两个钟头的事

by Robert Murray M’Cheyne

“你的有用与否,完全在于你是否有圣洁的生活,因为你的讲章不过是一两个钟头的事,但是你的生活却时时在发生讲道。如果撒但能使一个传道人爱人的称赞,爱美食、爱安逸与享乐,他便已经毁坏了他的工作。你要专心祈祷,从父神那里得到你讲道时所用的经文、字句及思想。马丁路德把每日最好的三个钟头用在祈祷上。”

“Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this, for your sermons last but an hour or two; your life preaches all the week. If Satan can only make a covetous minister a lover of praise, of pleasure, of good eating, he has ruined your ministry. Give yourself to prayer, and get your texts, your thoughts, your words from God. Luther spent his best three hours in prayer.”

Jul 11, 2016 - Notes    No Comments

Questions to ask before preaching

Francis Chan

1. Am I worried about what people think of my message or what God thinks? (Teach with fear)

2. Do I genuinely love these people? (Teach with love)

3. Am I accurately presenting this passage? (Teach with accuracy)

4. Am I depending on the Holy Spirit’s power or my own cleverness? (Teach with power)

5. Have I applied this message to my own life? (Teach with integrity)

6. Will this message draw attention to me or to God? (Teach with humility)

7. Do the people really need this message? (Teach with urgency)

 

Justin Taylor

1. Does this message exalt the gospel of Jesus Christ? (grace and redemption)

2. Will people know what to do after hearing the message? (repentance and faith)

3. Am I saying anything (i.e. illustration) that will distract from the point I am trying to make?

4. Do I, at any point, make much of myself in this sermon? (e.g. “I think …”)

5. Would I like this to be the last sermon I ever preach?

Believing that this may be my last opportunity to preach Christ will clarify what really needs to be said. Am I okay with this message being the last thing my family and church hears from my lips? And more importantly, am I okay with this message potentially being the last thing a man, woman or child will hear about the gospel before they die?

Jun 27, 2016 - Notes    No Comments

“把教会带进家庭,在家庭里培育教会”

“如果我们想要让上帝的教会在我们当中延续下去,就必须把教会带进家庭,在家庭里培育教会。” — Richard Greenham

西方教会有好的传统,但没有动力。
华人教会有动力,但没有好的传统。

如果父母不重视圣洁的教育,
儿女就不知道什么是圣洁的生活。
如果家庭没有圣洁的观念,
教会就没有圣洁的传统。

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