Monday, January 25, 2010

Preaching Through a Book of the Bible

Most of the time (about 75%) I teach my way through a book of the Bible or a large portion of scripture. There are several good reason why I do this:

1. It compels me to address topics that may seem un-inspirational, yet are still important.

2. It makes difficult topics easier to address because members in the congregation won’t feel like they are being singled out.

3. It provides steady edification to the congregation. Instead of being a preacher/teacher who comes with a “flash and a fire,” I am able to offer consistent teaching that, over time, brings growth to the flock.

4. It allows the Holy Spirit to lead the agenda, not the pastor.

5. It is how I am able to “declare unto you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).

One of our goals at PCC is to create a comfortable environment for people. We do this for a simple reason – so that we can deliver an uncomfortable message. Yes, we want to welcome you and offer you a cup of coffee, but we are going to teach what the Bible says… word-for-word… without changing it or watering it down. We want your children to learn about Jesus in fun and exciting ways, but we are going to talk about the cost of following Christ too.

Chances are, you are going to be challenged at PCC. Yes, we will go out of our way to make you welcome, but only so we can explain God’s Word to you.


Louie said...


The one thing I love about the way you preach is that you do not water it down, "Feel Good" preaching is what I call it. If you only preached the good stuff how could God use the Holy Spirit to convict us of the thing we need to change in our lives. You preaching through every verse in a book of the bible has given me so much more understanding of what God's word says. It also helps all of us not to take things out of context.

Ron said...

Thanks Louie!