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  1. dan53

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    I know this is a persoanl thing between you and God but would you mind sharing a bit ?

    How many of you use other sermons or material from others and tailor it for your group ?

    I know the Bible is the BEST resource to find subject matter but sometimes the guy next to me says it better.

    Any body want to try this one ? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. blackbird

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    Dan53,

    I heard Adrian Rogers say once--"Boys! If my bullets fit in your gun--load 'um and shoot!!"

    Just take whatever sermon you hear that's good enough to repeat---and IMPROVE on what you just heard!!

    Your friend,
    Blackbird
     
  3. dan53

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    Thanks Blackbird; that is what I've been taught. However some have put me down for doing it. I am bi-vocational and time is precious !

    Thanks again :cool: :cool: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Fisherman

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    have a Thompson chain ref. bible just for such emergencys. always w/ prayer first for direction ,be instant in season & out of season,
    besides what could possibly be wrong w/ doing , somthing like ;payday someday ! again?
     
  5. Abiyah

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    I can understand people doing this; as someone
    said, time is preecious. But at the church which
    excommunicated me, they did this a lot! Some
    would listen to old tapes of those preachers in
    that organization they most admired. then get up
    and copy them in style and material. I thought
    it awfully silly.

    Furthermore, this meant they did not study the
    material--the Bible--they studied, instead, a
    person's rendition of the Bible! Error, therefore,
    was taught and retaught.

    One man in particular was guilty of this. One
    day, the preeaching schedule was confused, and
    the scheduled speaker did not show up. This
    man just laughed, said he had brought his note-
    book of sermons he had heard most recently,
    so he would just preach something from it, and
    he did.

    This was in a church in which they claimed to
    be oracles of our God, speaking what the Holy
    Spirit told them to say. Error from the pulpit
    was NEVER either admitted or challenged, but
    error upon error continued steadily and was
    held like it was valuable. Preachers were not
    to be questioned or second guessed. That
    spoken from the pulpit was held as the word of
    our God through His Holy Spirit. Sad.

    I understand lack of time, but the Bible must be
    studied and it must be dealt with at its deepest
    level as each individual is able. If it is lack of
    time, why not preach in series, studying each
    small part as deeply and thoroughly as possible?
     
  6. dan53

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    Abiyah;

    I agree that the Bible is to be studied !! I usually preach in series for that very reason. I also have planned messages 90 ndays in advance so I don't spend enormous time flailing around.

    Good stuff Maynard [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    "Good stuff Maynard" -- ? ? ? ?

    Off topic, but where did that come from? It was
    a bit shocking to see it written! What is its
    history? I can't remember. You are in Idaho; I
    thought that was from Minnesota!
     
  8. dan53

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    I was in Minnesota for five years ; just recently answered a call to Idaho.

    The phrase comes from the old Maypo cereal commercial in the later fifties early sixties.

    Oops; I'm dating myself ! [​IMG] [​IMG] :( :(
     
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    Ah! That's what it was! That little saying just
    pops out of my mouth on occasion, and i could
    never remember its origin! I knew, however,
    that Ii had heard it on WCCO. Thank you!

    Sorry for the interruption and back to the subject . . . .

    [ December 05, 2002, 09:55 AM: Message edited by: Abiyah ]
     
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    In sermon prep, I start with the Bible itself and exegete the passage. Later, I read some exegetical commentaries to check my research and make sure I am not making mistakes. Then I start constructing the sermon. After I construct it, I read some sermons by others to see what they did with the passage. I never simply go to another person's sermon book and copy the outline and preach it, however.
     

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