Preacher... what do you take up to the pulpit to preach???

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What do you take w/ you to the pulpit to preach?

  1. Bible only

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  2. Bible & notes

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  3. Bible & manuscript of sermon

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  4. Bible and a variety between no notes, notes, and/or manuscript

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  5. Nothing (not even Bible)

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  6. Something not listed (please explain)

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  1. Greektim

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    Bible I am assuming. But what else?

    Notes?

    Manuscript of Sermon?

    Your memory and that's it?

    Powerpoint clicker?

    This is not a thread to argue which is best. This is a true poll to see how the preaching constituency here on the BB do their preaching.
     
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  2. preachinjesus

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    I take my physical Bible and notes on my iPad.

    I believe its important to have a physical copy of the Bible in front of folks. We've seen a difference when we use an electronic version vs. a physical copy.
     
  3. USN2Pulpit

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    Bible and notes, but sometimes instead of my Bible, I take my Bible on Kindle (but that still counts as a Bible!)

    If there is something I want to present as an illustration - for instance, the words to a hymn or a lengthy quote, I will bring book or the hymnal, as needed.

    By the way, depending on what we have going on, sometimes there's a pulpit, other times there's a lecturn/podium, and at other times, there's a high table.
     
  4. Greektim

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    Good point... shouldn't always assume the pulpit.
     
  5. Yeshua1

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    Not a pastor, but hopefully all pastors here would agree the MOST important thing to have with them up on the pulpit is the holy spirit with them!
     
  6. righteousdude2

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    Bible, notes, and....

    ...the power and presence of the Holy Ghost. I wouldn't get caught preaching without the covering, leading and infilling of the Holy Ghost.
     
  7. convicted1

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    This right here....but I also take a bible up with me, but not always.


    I also take a prayer with me that God will overshadow me with the Spirit, and give the words He wants me to say. I also ask the church to be engaged with me in prayer that God will use me as His mouthpiece.
     
  8. Oldtimer

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    One of the ways this layman is blessed.

    More than once, our pastor has brought his Bible and notes to the pulpit. And left those notes where he sits during announcements & such. When he comes forward, he'll make a comment along these lines.... I was planning to xyz this morning. Then, opens His Bible to where our Lord leads him.

    This past Sunday is a further example. Plans had been in place, for quite a bit, for Ressurrection Sunday's service & message. Wednesday night at choir practice (I run the sound system), prior to Sunday, everything was still a go. Later, I received a call -- can you .....? The entire service was changed.

    Without a doubt, the Holy Spirit led him in a different direction. How many pastors, today, will lay aside all their efforts, and allow themselves to be led where God wants them to go?

    Yes, I'm truly blessed to be in the flock of one of His shepherds.
     
  9. annsni

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    I voted for my hubby. He takes his Bible and notes. The general course of the sermon is written out - some in exact words and some as just a few words that will bring to mind what he needs to say. He keeps it on an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of paper folded in half and printed on one side (so when folded, it is on the two outside facing pieces). He knows that it can't go over those two half pages or else it will be too long. Although, sometimes he STILL goes longer than he wanted to. :)
     
  10. salzer mtn

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    My background is from Baptist churches that frown on preachers using any kind of notes as they preach, and actually they get more excited when the preacher don't carry a bible to the pulpit. This type of preacher usually tell's his congregation at the beginning he really doesn't have anything ( which he don't) but if the preacher comes on the scene then there will be preaching. When i started preaching in the mid seventies i used a outline, still do. One thing i've noticed about these no note preachers, they mostly preach on experiences and are very emotional type preachers. They usually preach from Gen to Rev. every time they get up and most every message is the same.
     
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    Sounds like you grew up around the PB's and/or ORB's.....
     
  12. Yeshua1

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    that sounds more like how they tend to do things in Holy Ghost churches, as they would be big in emotionalism and low in actual scripture content!
     
  13. salzer mtn

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    I believe it's more of a traditional type thing that has been handed down from generations, it seems to be in other local denominations as well. The town churches are different but the small country churches hold to these traditions. Another name would be the old fire and brimstone preaching.
     
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  14. Salty

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    I voted notes and my Bible.

    However, sometimes, I do bring a "visual aid" with me. For example a few weeks ago, I preached about how we often will serve Christ, but we often do not get around to it.

    Well, I had one to show, in addition, I made copies of it and taped them to a 3x5 card and passed them out at the end of the service.

    Do you have a round TU-It?
     
  15. John of Japan

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    I take up a Bible and a minimum of notes. I go too long if I have detailed notes.

    When I was born, my Dad was planting churches in Kansas for the SBC. He preached from notes, but those country folk looked askance at that, and didn't think you'd preach from notes if you were filled with the Holy Spirit. One day a wind blew through the open window and took his notes away. Having studied the message well, he just kept on preaching without the notes. The good folk of the church were impressed enough that they never again complained about his sermon notes. :type:
     
  16. convicted1

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    For some clarification, I am not demeaning either the PB's or ORB's, seeing that I am an ORB myself. Some of the best sermons I have ever heard preached are by those who just got up, took the stand, and tarried until the Lord overshadowed them, and they brought forth a wonderful message, through the moving of that sweet Spirit...:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
  17. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Martyn Lloyd -Jones preached that way.
     
  18. Earth Wind and Fire

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    And that wind was...?!? :laugh:
     
  19. John of Japan

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    Well, yes! :thumbs:
     
  20. Revmitchell

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    This is what I am taking into the pulpit today along side my Bible


     

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