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Tom Geswein | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 20 2009 7:35 AM

Smile  All coupon codes good for 24 hours for those of us kicking ourselves for not purchasing something... Super Angry

Anyone with me?

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 11:18 AM

Yes. I am. I would buy Day 10. Somehow I was too busy to get it.

Bohuslav

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Doug Olson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 11:35 AM

I would be all over 2 days. I just found out about the specials and 2 of the days were books I have been looking to get.

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JM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 12:35 PM

Bohuslav Wojnar:
Yes. I am. I would buy Day 10. Somehow I was too busy to get it.

How is Day 5's offering:  Christ Centered Preaching?  I'm not a preacher...at least not on the pulpit (Nyuk)...but will this book help me be more effective and "on fire" in sharing about my hope in Christ?

By the way, Bohuslav, I'm fairly new to the Forum and while everyone has been very helpful, kind and generous in sharing their knowledge, you come across as the most gentlemanly.  I appreciate that.  Also, you put down your English saying it "is not very good" in another post.  But I wish I could write like you and come across as you do....Gentlemanly.  Thank you.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 12:51 PM

Thank you Jonely for your kind words. I wish I could do better with my English. Still learning Smile

Bohuslav

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 1:04 PM

JonelyMoy:
How is Day 5's offering:  Christ Centered Preaching?  I'm not a preacher...at least not on the pulpit (Nyuk)...but will this book help me be more effective and "on fire" in sharing about my hope in Christ?

It's focused on philosophy, preparation and delivery of an expository sermon.  It's designed for use in seminary classes.  You might still get something out of it if you read it as a layman, but it may not be what you're expecting.  Here's the TOC:

Part 1 Principles for Expository Preaching
    1 Word and Witness
    2 Obligations of the Sermon
    3 The Priority of the Text
    4 Components of Exposition
Part 2 Preparation of Expository Sermons
    5 The Process of Explanation
    6 Outlining and Structure
    7 The Pattern of Illustration
    8 The Practice of Application
    9 Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions
Part 3 A Theology of Christ-Centered Messages
    10 A Redemptive Approach to Preaching
    11 Developing Redemptive Sermons
Appendixes
    1 A Philosophy of Delivery and Dress
    2 A Philosophy of Style
    3 Methods of Preparation
    4 Methods of Presentation
    5 Divisions and Proportions
    6 Wedding Messages
    7 Funeral Messages
    8 Evangelistic Messages
    9 Study Resources
    10 Reading Scripture
    11 Sample Sermon Evaluation Form
    12 Sample Sermon

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 1:19 PM

JonelyMoy:
How is Day 5's offering:  Christ Centered Preaching?

It is an excellent resource on the preparation of messages.

Dr. Chapell's course at Covenant Theological Seminary, that is based on the book, is available free on-line. Perhaps listening to the beginning of the course will help you to decide if you want the textbook:

Christ-Centered Preaching: Preparation and Delivery of Sermons

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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JM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 2:02 PM

Thanks, Todd for the TOC.  Can you give a brief explanation as to what is meant by philosophy...of an expository sermon?  I'm also curious about the preparation and delivery part too but I'm not sure if I have the money and time to read it all.

And thanks Paul for the link.  I will certainly check it out.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 2:30 PM

JonelyMoy:
Can you give a brief explanation as to what is meant by philosophy...of an expository sermon?

Sure. It's the reasons why expository preaching is important and necessary for both the preacher and the congregation.  Here's an excerpt:

The fact that the power for spiritual change resides in God’s Word argues the case for expository preaching. Expository preaching attempts to present and apply the truths of a specific biblical passage. Other types of preaching that proclaim biblical truth are certainly valid and valuable, but for the beginning preacher and for a regular congregational diet, no preaching type is more important than expository.

 

Biblical exposition binds the preacher and the people to the only source of true spiritual change. Because hearts are transformed when people are confronted with the Word of God, expository preachers are committed to saying what God says. The expository preacher opens the Bible before God’s people and dares to say, “I will explain to you what this passage means.” The words are not meant to convey one’s own authority but rather humbly to confess that the preacher has no better word than God’s Word. Thus, the preacher’s mission and calling is to explain to God’s people what the Bible means.

 

The most dependable way of explaining what the Bible means is to select a biblical text prayerfully, divide it according to its significant thoughts and features, and then explain the nature and implications of each. Explaining the text according to the intent of the author also requires that we not skip portions of the passage or neglect features of its context that must be understood in order for the principles the passage is teaching to be grasped. An expository sermon may be defined as a message whose structure and thought are derived from a biblical text, that covers the scope of the text, and that explains the features and context of the text in order to disclose the enduring principles for faithful thinking, living, and worship intended by the Spirit, who inspired the text. The expository sermon uses the features of the text and its context to explain what that portion of the Bible means.

 

As expository preachers, our ultimate goal is not to communicate the value of our opinions, others’ philosophies, or speculative meditations but rather to show how God’s Word discloses his will for those united to him through his Son. Truths of God proclaimed in such a way that people can see that the concepts derive from Scripture and apply to their lives preoccupy the expository preacher’s efforts. Such preaching puts people in immediate contact with the power of the Word.

 

Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, Second Edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005), 30–31.

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JM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 2:49 PM

Wow!  Thanks Todd. 

While I am not a preacher, I am a member of God's royal priesthood; and therefore, I do claim the responsibility (but not the authority) to explain the scriptures to best of my ability...And if this resource will get me there sooner than later, then I'm all for having the 13th Day of Logos where you can get whatever Deal of the Day that was missed.  Big Smile

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 2:58 PM

JonelyMoy:
How is Day 5's offering:  Christ Centered Preaching?  I'm not a preacher...at least not on the pulpit (Nyuk)...but will this book help me be more effective and "on fire" in sharing about my hope in Christ?

At first I thought this book wasn't for me because I am not a preacher either. (I used to preach and had some schooling on Prep & Delivery. ) On the sale date I saw the online link Paul Golder refers to above. I checked out the lectures and syllabus and read the pages on the Logos product description. I was pleasantly surprised and ordered the book. I'm happy I did. My senior pastor has been preaching 40 years and is a great preacher. I just could never pigeon-hole his sermons into the standard 3 point outline. When I looked in this book I discovered why my pastor's sermons are so effective. Now that I have an understanding what underlies his sermons I can more fully appreciate the message. I will continue to study this book with the lectures and syllabus. I would recommend it for "sermon appreciation" as well as instruction in the how-to.

I would REALLY be happy to see a 3 day re-has of the whole sale. That way you can get this for cheap!

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JM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 3:43 PM

Matthew C Jones:
I will continue to study this book with the lectures and syllabus. I would recommend it for "sermon appreciation" as well as instruction in the how-to.

Thanks Matthew that was really helpful.  Now if we can get Bob to go for a 13th Day of Logos re-offering all missed purchasing opportunities, that would be great.  Because I can only purchase this book if I can get it for the "Deal" price of $13.95.  So how 'bout it, Bob?  A 13th Day of Logos or Post 'Days of Logos' Sale?  Wink

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John Bowling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 3:48 PM

I'm sure he's thinking "give a man an inch and he wants a mile."

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 20 2009 3:50 PM

John Bowling:

I'm sure he's thinking "give a man an inch and he wants a mile."

Did not a great Man once say "Go the extra mile"? Smile

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 7:11 AM

Here ya go!
Here ya go!

subscribe to Bible Study Magazine today for only $19.95 (33% off our cover price), we’ll send you a FREE copy of Lee Strobel’s new book, The Unexpected Adventure..
--12 Days of Logos | A New Deal Every Day

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 7:14 AM

Cool!

Thomas Black:

Here ya go!
Here ya go!

subscribe to Bible Study Magazine today for only $19.95 (33% off our cover price), we’ll send you a FREE copy of Lee Strobel’s new book, The Unexpected Adventure..
--12 Days of Logos | A New Deal Every Day

 

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David Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 8:46 AM

A little confused re the Day 13 offer....
Per both the checkout and banner adds in this forum, if you do NOT want the FREE book you can currently get a Bible Study Magazine subscription for $14.95 (50% off the cover price).   But then again they only had 800 copies of the book left way back at midnight.......

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 9:28 AM

David J. Wilson:

A little confused re the Day 13 offer....
Per both the checkout and banner adds in this forum, if you do NOT want the FREE book you can currently get a Bible Study Magazine subscription for $14.95 (50% off the cover price).   But then again they only had 800 copies of the book left way back at midnight.......

Ha, the free book costs $5.  Methinks someone in the marketing department fell asleep on this one.

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 9:39 AM

Thomas Black:
Ha, the free book costs $5.  Methinks someone in the marketing department fell asleep on this one.

Free is a subjective term sometimes. I've been to some churches where "free" salvation appears to cost them quite a bit of effort...

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 21 2009 12:35 PM

Tom Geswein:

All coupon codes good for 24 hours for those of us kicking ourselves for not purchasing something...

Have you tried using any of the old coupon codes today? You might be in for a surprise Big Smile

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