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  • How To Contextualize Your Preaching And Teaching

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 14, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,733 views

    How to Contextualize Your Preaching and Teaching

    How to Contextualize Your Preaching and Teaching CONTEXTUALIZATION OF PREACHING- Preaching with contextualization requires one to understand his audiences’ world view. Preachers cannot expect people to adopt their world view automatically. Most people move from what they know to what they need ...read more

  • Remaking God

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Dec 5, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,342 views

    People have been making up their own gods all throughout history. The Bible calls this idolatry. As Christ followers we must avoid the impulse to make God up when we do not understand Him, or reinvent Him to make Him more acceptable. He is who He is and H

    Remaking God Exodus 20:3-5 3 "You shall have no other gods before me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous ...read more

  • Lesson 16: Expound A Pericope Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Mar 22, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,430 views

    The value of a pericope in preaching

    Lesson Goal In this lesson I want to encourage the use of pericopes in preaching. Lesson Intro Have you ever sat through a Bible flipping sermon, where the preacher turns to several Scriptures, ripping them out of their context. The only relationship between the Scriptures is that they all ...read more

  • Temptation Management-101—4 Series

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on May 9, 2001
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,452 views

    Part 4 of a 4 part sermon dealing with the importance of managing temptation effectively so that it will not become sin, thus freeing God to work in our lives.

    Temptation Management-101—IV—Luke 4:1-13 A Texan wanted to go ice fishingRead up on Ice Fishing/Bought all the equipment/ Set out for the nearest frozen lake. Began to drill a hole in the ice. Suddenly ---from the sky--- a voice boomed, "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE! DO NOT DRILL INTO THE ...read more

  • Translating The Message Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 2, 2011
     | 1,818 views

    Like Paul, we are challenged to translate the message of God's love and grace into words and actions that the people around us understand.

    Acts 17:22-31 “Translating the Message” INTRODUCTION [Play video] Some you may have seen this video previously, but I think it has a powerful message—a message that bears repeating—and it underscores today’s Scripture lesson. Paul was a man on fire. ...read more

  • How Jesus Contextualized The Truth Through Challenging People About Their V

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 25, 2001
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,609 views

    HOW JESUS CONTEXTUALIZED THE TRUTH THROUGH CHALLENGING PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR VIEWS OF GOD, CHRIST, AND THEIR OWN HUMANITY - A Case Study in contextualization from Mark 12.

  • How Paul Might Have Practiced Contextualization In A Cross-Cultural Ministr

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 25, 2001
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,316 views

    HOW PAUL MIGHT HAVE PRACTICED CONTEXTUALIZATION IN A CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY

    HOW PAUL MIGHT HAVE PRACTICED CONTEXTUALIZATION IN A CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY Introduction - Paul believed in the POWER of the gospel to transform lives. Yet he also appreciated the COMPLEXITY of this process. He resisted any attempts to submit to the indoctrination process of Pharisaicalism. He ...read more

  • God Has Spoken. Are You Listening? Series

    Contributed by Dale Mcintire on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,923 views

    God contextualizes his message for every age, inlcuding ours.

    I. God wants you to know. A. “One of the most commonsense principles in the physical realm of everyday life is a clear knowledge of one’s earthly position and earthly possessions.” (Hannah Whitall Smith, Everyday Religion) 1. Illustration: Balancing the Monthly Checkbook a. I’m two weeks ...read more

  • How To Minister To Drivers Like Paul, Expressives Like Peter Or Amiables Li

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 25, 2001
    based on 6 ratings
     | 650 views

    HOW TO MINISTER TO DRIVERS LIKE PAUL, EXPRESSIVES LIKE PETER OR AMIABLES LIKE JOSEPH - TEMPERAMENTS AND CONTEXTUALIZED CRISIS INTERVENTION

    HOW TO MINISTER TO DRIVERS LIKE PAUL, EXPRESSIVES LIKE PETER OR AMIABLES LIKE JOSEPH - TEMPERAMENTS AND CONTEXTUALIZED CRISIS INTERVENTION Personality types as developed through one’s heredity or from one’s environment can also greatly influence the way one contextually views crisis. The ...read more

  • The Apostle Paul's Cross-Cultural Contextualizing Ministry - I Cor. 9:16-23

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 21, 2001
    based on 21 ratings
     | 5,130 views

    The Apostle Paul’s Cross-Cultural Contextualizing Ministry - I Cor. 9:16-23

    The Apostle Paul’s Cross-Cultural Contextualizing Ministry - I Cor. 9:16-23 Paul believed in the POWER of the gospel to transform lives. Yet he also appreciated the COMPLEXITY of this process. He resisted any attempts to submit to the indoctrination process of Pharisaicalism. He combined an ...read more

  • Simon Peter: Rock N Troll Haul Of Famer

    Contributed by Stephen Evoy on Jan 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,385 views

    A very punny, scholarly-inclined exploration into the contextual implications of Simon’s new name: Peter.

    “Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’ As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake—for they ...read more

  • Born Identity: Savior Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Dec 18, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,117 views

    A contextual Christmas Eve meditation on the birth of Jesus from the perspective of the shepherds- based on an article by Doug Greenwald

    Born Identity: Savior Luke 2:8-20 When Luke tells us in 2:8 that there “were shepherds in the fields keeping watch over their flocks by night”, he is giving us clues about when Jesus was born and why he was born. Any first-century Middle Eastern villager reading this text would wonder why sheep ...read more

  • Promise Keepers Series

    Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 3, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,615 views

    Deals with swearing, has some solid contextual information about the Rabbi’s and how and what they swore to. Mentions the breaking of vows as well

    PROMISE KEEPERS A STUDY OVER THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: PART XV (TOPIC: OATHS) INTRO: PAUL HARVEY STORY ABOUT 4 STUDENTS LATE TO HIGH SCHOOL Radio announcer told of the classic tale of 4 HS boys who were late to school. When they arrived late, they told the teacher they had had a flat tire. The ...read more

  • Nine Ways The Holy Spirit Helps Correct Leadership Mistakes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 25, 2004
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,267 views

    The Holy Spirit exposes how some leadership models only succeed temporarily as they meet some contextual need. Some leaders apply certain traditional leadership models because they are merely looking at the immediate cultural, financial and social needs o

    Nine Ways the Holy Spirit Helps Correct Leadership Mistakes (1 Peter 5:2-5:3) Illustration: Shepherd the flock of God . . . [by] being examples. --1 Peter 5:2-3 A mother cheetah brought a live gazelle fawn to her 5-month-old cubs and released it. After the cubs made several unsuccessful ...read more

  • How To Deal With Adversity

    Contributed by David Tack on Sep 1, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,645 views

    Have you ever heard the boys with the most toys wins? Amazing how the world can contort things from God-centered fact to self-proclaiming malarkey! This morning I want to look at an ancient account of the suffering of Job and contextualize some of its components into today’s world!

    Job 1: How to Handle Adversity Have you ever heard the boys with the most toys wins? Amazing how the world can contort things from God-centered fact to self-proclaiming malarkey! This morning I want to look at an ancient account of the suffering of Job and contextualize some of its ...read more