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Application Grid

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by PastorSBC1303, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    On the following page you will find a link to an application grid that Mark Dever uses in his sermon preparation. I have found it helpful and thought some of you might.

    Application Grid & other resources
     
  2. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    I know I am gonna look like I should already know this, but why do I know the name Mark Dever?

    9marks ministry - yep - I shoulda remembered that one.
     
  3. PastorSBC1303

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    Now I know I aint a preacher but I wonder why the exclusive emphasis on CHrist? I looked at the OT sample, and I understand why He include Christ, but why not God the Father and God the Holy Spirit too? (sorry if its a dumb question)
     
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    Were there instructions on how to use it? What do you use it for?
     
  6. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    Tater, I am not completely sure and would never attempt to speak for Dever. However, I would guess that it comes from an attempt to preach Christ from the OT since God the Father and God the Spirit are seen more clearly in the OT. Yet I am sure you could expand the grid and add those 2 as well.
     
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    It is a tool for applying a passage of Scripture. It gives you different categories to help apply the truth in different areas. You use it in your sermon preparation to strengthen application.
     
  8. TaterTot

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    Did he create that? I think its a great way to make sure one is being true to the text and its applications.
     
  9. PastorSBC1303

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    Yes I believe that is Dever's creation. I think it is great too. I have printed it out and keep it at my desk during sermon preparation.
     
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    It's a great question. The answer is that this is the way Christ Himself preached the OT. Luke 24:27 - "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself."

    I just got a copy of Dever's "The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made" and "The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept" as an early birthday present. Each chapter is an overview of one book, based on a sermon series that Dever preached at CHBC, and there's also a one chapter overview of each Testament and one on the whole Bible. Great stuff and highly recommended. I think the original audio sermons are available for free online at this link:
    http://www.capitolhillbaptist.org/partner/Article_Display_Page/0,,PTID324006|CHID677216|CIID2142376,00.html
     
  11. Tom Bryant

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    That looked like a good tool for prepping. Thanks for the link
     
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    I have both of these books and I would also highly recommend them. They are great!
     
  13. RandR

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    Thanks for the link. Great tool.

    I enjoyed both books, too. Though I do think the "regulative principle" can be taken too far.
     
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