Acts 29 Boot Camp: Preaching & the Surge (Justin Anderson)

The second day of the boot camp was started by Justin Anderson. Justin is the pastor of Praxis Church in Tempe. His talk was from 1 Corinthians 9 on preaching.

Here are some thoughts:

  • A lot of guys plant churches because they want to preach
  • Books that Justin recommends on preaching:  Christ centered preaching by Bryan Chapell, Communicating for a change by Andy Stanley (this might be my favorite book on preaching), There’s no such thing as public speaking and Why Johnny can’t preach
  • According to the authors of Why Johnny can’t preach say that only 30% of pastors can actually preach a good sermon
  • Preaching help your people understand the gospel intellectually
  • Preaching can stir our people’s affections for Jesus
  • Preaching can move our people to the mission field
  • Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9 by saying, “Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel”
  • There is too much preaching that is not helpful in terms of the gospel
  • There is a way to preach about Jesus but still be moralistic
  • Seeker sensitive preaching is simply about giving people a list of things to do, that doesn’t make any sense
  • Preaching stops working when we do it poorly or when we expect it to do something it was never intended to do
  • Sometimes we preach and we don’t expect people to change or think people should change
  • Preach so your people can understand, which means, preach like you
  • Sermon length is not measured in minutes, it is measured in minutes beyond interest
  • Three ways you can let your life ruin your preaching:  be a hypocrite, don’t manage your brain or your body well, and be enslaved to sin
  • God has called you as a pastor to everything you call your people to, you are not special
  • Preach the same message on stage as well as off stage
  • Too often we say, “The gospel does that” which usually means, “I’m not responsible for that”
  • Everything will fall apart (eventually) if you are enslaved to sin
  • Preach the gospel, preach it well, and don’t let your life get in the way

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