Sermon Preparation by Terry Virgo

In this segment of Terry Virgo's video series he is asked, How long does it take him to take to prepare a sermon? His answer is illuminating and strangely encouraging given that he is such a well known and well respected preacher. It is worth watching the whole video: "The time it takes to prepare can so vary with the theme. Sometimes you can be living with the theme weeks before you preach it . . . Other times in the week run up to the preach I haven't got a clue what I am going to do. Im … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo on avoiding drift away from the Bible

I am continuing to enjoy the installments of Terry’s video series.  This segment talks about the various ways in which we can find ourselves drifting away from absolute Biblical truth.  I do encourage you to watch all these videos.  Here are some extracts from today's video:"In an endeavor to be relevant . . . not just quaint and supposedly out of date…it is possible to move away from the unchanging truth. It is important to hold to Scriptures relevance…we have to work hard to translate Bible … [Read more...]

The vital roles of Union AND Fellowship with Jesus

This quote from Terry Virgo is just too good not to share.  Many people fail to appreciate the two very distinct yet crucial sources of comfort to the Christian.  They miss the power that is available to us. They miss the transformation God intends us to experience: Unbelievers are under the impression that Christians are forced into morality, obey rules and go to church. If they really understood that we’d found the secret of being content they’d wonder where we got it. And they’d queue up outsi … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo’s favorite preachers

In this installment of Terry's video series, his son asks him which preachers have influenced him and that he listens to. His answers (with reasons) were as follows:His first Baptist pastor Lloyd-Jones "a man obviously of the word, but also a man of the Spirit." Mark Driscolll "I am fascinated by his mind. He has so much background information and he has a huge passion" Tim Keller "An extraordinary preacher, not a word is wasted." John Piper "I have enjoyed enormously listening to … [Read more...]

How a reformed charismatic views preaching

Terry Virgo was asked in the following video "How can a preacher improve?" I will share a few highlights from this video then embed the video itself. If you haven't been following this excellent series, I commend them to you."One of the best ways to learn preaching is to listening to a good preacher""In my praying before I preach, I am asking God "lord please let people feel that their Father in heaven is speaking to them""You have got to be true to the Bible…you want to be clear…you … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo: Speak with confidence about the central things

Terry Virgo is continuing to share his series of video interviews with his son. Today I share here another video which addresses Terry's view of the Bible. Here is an extract from his words about things we must preach boldly and clearly: Present God in his person and character. Present Jesus without any disguise. We need the authentic Jesus. The fact that he is God and man. Be very clear about the trinity and these unchanging realities about God. People say he didn't actually rise from the … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo on the authority of Scripture and the vital place of preaching

I am really enjoying this series of videos from Terry Virgo, I encourage you to subscribe to his blog if you haven't already. In this one, he begins to speak about his very high view of Scripture and preaching. It is prompted by the second of a series of values that have governed his work with churches over the past decades. These values are expressed in the form of the kind of church he is looking to build: ‘A church where regular teaching and preaching of the Bible holds a primary role and w … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo: restoring churches to New Testament model must lead to evangelism

In this the third of a series of videos from Terry Virgo, he speaks about how in the early days Newfrontiers was so much about restoring the church we almost forgot evangelism. Then God spoke to us. Terry went on to explain that in his view people do not always get converted having heard a detailed gospel explanation, explaining, you can get a healthy convert when he picks up a fragment of truth. However, the way you become mature is by the atmosphere of the community you get saved into. Thats … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo: "I got all my friends to church once"

Terry Virgos Blog has posted » Building churches that are evangelistically relevant part two. In this video Terry says the above line and explains his motivation for thinking that Churches had to change:1a. Building churches that are evangelistically relevant: Relational from Terry Virgo on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

What makes Terry Virgo tick? Relational, evangelistically relevant churches

Terry Virgo has posted the first of a series of videos looking at the seventeen values that have helped to shape his ministry over the years. They are expressed as what kind of churches he has been trying to plant and establish. The goal is therefore that a Newfrontiers church will reflect each of these values.The first value is: ‘A gospel-preaching church that is loving, righteous in its lifestyle, involved in world mission and reaching the unsaved in its community by both public and p … [Read more...]


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