How To Write a Sermon Outline

What is a way that a pastor or preacher can write a good sermon outline?  What ways would you suggest?Is an Outline Necessary? Charles Spurgeon is one of the greatest preachers of all time and he wrote out his sermons, word for word so the question is “Is a sermon outline even necessary?”  If not, then is it okay to write out sermon outlines or to write out the sermon in full?  This depends on the man who is preaching.  I see nothing wrong with having a sermon outline or a fully written serm … [Read more...]

Who Were The Amalekites In The Bible?

Who were the Amalekites mentioned in the Bible?  Why is it important that we should know about them?The Origins of the Amalekites The Amalekites are descendants of Amalek who was the grandson of Esau.  Genesis 36:15-16 states “These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.”  The Amalekites, like the Edomite’s, w … [Read more...]

Who Were The Edomite’s in the Bible?

Who were the Edomite’s mentioned in the Bible?  Why is it important enough for us to know about them?The Origins of the Edomite’s The Edomite’s lived in the land of Edom and were largely regarded by the prophets as vehement foes of the nation of Israel.  They hated and were always opposed to anything that Israel did.  The Edomite’s were typical of the corrupt, hate-ridden world that prevailed in much of the civilized world at that time (Isaiah 34).  Obadiah wrote that God would punish this n … [Read more...]

What Is The Ecumenical Movement?

Have you heard about the ecumenical movement?  What is it?  Why is it important to know about?The Good and the Bad I can see both pros and cons on this movement but there are serious problems with it.  When essential doctrines of the faith are compromised and certain elements of the faith are sacrificed for the sake of unity then the things lost are of greater consequence than those things gained.  It’s not so much whether differing religions can join together for a common cause but is the c … [Read more...]

What is Dispensationalism?

What is dispensationalism?  Why is it important?  What are the differing views?  What if believers don’t hold to these views?Dispensationalism is… Dispensationalism is basically the view that God uses different means or methods in working with the nation of Israel and the church over differing times throughout human history.  Dispensationalist’s hold to a literal biblical translation like salvation has always been a matter of faith as both the Old Testament and New Testament states that the … [Read more...]

What Does Ecclesiology Mean?

Ecclesiology

Have you heard of the word ecclesiology?  Do you know what it means?  Why do we need to know?Meaning of the Word Ecclesiology Ecclesiology is the study of the Christian church or the doctrinal beliefs of the church but that is not all.   Another, less important definition might be that of the church's adornment or architecture but for our purposes here, I want to focus on the primary meaning of the word ecclesiology and why it's important.  And I want to see why biblical scholars see the imp … [Read more...]


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