English Revised Version For the word of the cross is to them that are perishing foolishness; but unto us which are being saved it is the power of God.
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Webster's Bible Translation For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of God. Weymouth New Testament For the Message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are on the way to perdition, but it is the power of God to those whom He is saving.
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World English Bible For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God. Young's Literal Translation for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us -- those being saved -- it is the power of God,. Acts praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
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Romans I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, then to the Greek. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored. Hebrews Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Young's Literal Translation for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us -- those being saved -- it is the power of God, Study Bible The Message of the Cross 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with words of wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
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There have been times over the years where I have recognized personal preaching ruts. These ruts are commonly the result of heavy explanation of biblical content at the expense of connecting my congregation with the biblical implications of the text. At the same time, we have all seen TV preachers who have an incredible connection with their audience, but who are weak in their biblical content.
Both extremes ought to be avoided.
C ontent, however, that fails to connect with the congregation can be downright boring. Whenever I am alerted to an imbalance between my content and connection, I bring fewer notes to the pulpit. Doing so forces me to engage more with the congregation. There are weeks when my study time is compromised by other demands on my time. If I am losing the attention of earnest believers, part of the problem might be that I need to spend more time in the study. For me, the difference between a good sermon and an excellent sermon is three hours of study.
If I can take a message I think is ready to preach, and then spend three more hours in preparation, it makes a difference. I typically pray throughout my study time. But rushed preparation often results in reduced prayer. Paul frequently prayed for those to whom he ministered Phil.
It is wrong for me to complain about bored listeners if I am not praying for them to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is critical for me to keep in mind, because this is a prime opportunity to find out if they desire more discipleship.
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Are they willing to be individually discipled in the Word by me or another mature Christian from our church? If so, pairing them with someone who can disciple them can be a great solution. But since spiritually dead people are unable to grasp the truth of God like believers are 1 Cor. My daughter, however, was disappointed by not getting to see and hear Mary Alice. His sermon was excellent. Since many in the church were away on one of several mission trips, attendance was down. How many times have you heard an incredible, challenging, powerful or inspiring sermon and imagined people who should be there hearing it with you?
Sometimes, our motives for wanting more hearers are pure. Sometimes, we know how much the Spirit of God is speaking and know there are people not in the room whose lives could be different, could be better, could be saved if they would listen to the Spirit of God. Baptists Preaching was born in one of those moments. From that seed of an idea grew Baptists Preaching.
There is no one style or form of Baptist preaching. Some sermons hang on three points. Some sermons weave back and forth toward a concluding central point. Some sermons tell a story in narrative form. Some sermons explain a biblical passage in detailed exposition. Along with this variety of forms are the differing personal characteristics of Baptist preachers and their particular theological, political and social positions and contexts.
Added to all of that is our historic principles of soul freedom, the priesthood of the believer and local church autonomy. In keeping with our desire to inform, inspire and challenge people to live like Jesus, Baptists Preaching is an attempt to provide a selection of important sermons preached in Texas Baptist churches and, over time, to create a repository of Baptist preaching for future study and research.