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Have you ever wondered if you have the call to be a pastor, work in full-time ministry, and serve the Lord with all your life? When I started in the ways of the Lord, it seemed that everyone had been called, that all received a prophetic word, or perhaps had a passion for God, yet did not know what to do with it. Perhaps our friends had told us that we would be good pastors, and maybe some of us believed it, but years have passed and we haven't done anything about it. And now there is a thorn in your heart that every so often returns to make you wonder whether or not I am disobeying the Lord by not being in the ministry.For this, the 6th and 7th of March, we will have an event called Plantadores. In this event we will help you ...
As a preaching pastor, you've got to have a plan on how you're going to go about the actual writing of your sermons. Join us as Dr. Tony Merida, a preaching professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and church planter walks us through the "musts" of sermon preparation.
2:00 — How does a man know he is called to preach the gospel?
5:45 — When is it too early to plant a church or preach?
7:40 — Can you distinguish the difference between preaching and teaching among the elders in the church?
12:05 — How can you go about preaching the gospel from all of scripture?
19:10 — How does your presupposition concerning the word of God affect your preaching?
21:20 — How important is contextualizing your sermon? And how do you do it?
Emerging Network Region
Acts 29 is a diverse, global network of church-planting churches. We’re aspiring to see healthy churches on every continent, in every country, in every language bringing glory to God in Christ. To that end our Network Director for Emerging Regions, Kevin Peck, has been working hard in a number of countries, such as Thailand, Congo, China, Nigeria, and India. It’s encouraging to see the network expanding on in ‘new’ parts of the world.. Please pray with us that we will contribute to the gospel breaking into these regions with in a dynamic way, for the glory of Christ.
Stay tuned this week for a series of posts from Kevin on why it is that Acts 29 desires to plant churches among unreached people groups.
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