Today's Scripture: "But there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him." Jn 6:64
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Listen or do?
Having listened to thousands of sermons in my life, I offer this advice to pulpiteers. First, get your nose out of your notes and look at those to whom you're speaking. Thirdly, invite and expect questions and comments that you address without getting off track. Finally, finish on time and leave a question in the minds of those who heard you. Having said that, the best advice is to preach from personal experience and not someone elses.
After I opened a class with prayer last night, two hands were raised. One asked how he could be sure he's saved. The other wanted to know how to know God's will when it came to making a decision. They didn't know I was going to discuss the Lordship of Christ. After dealing with their questions, I used them to make points in my discussion and ended with asking them who was boss of their life. My point? The difference between preaching and teaching is one delivers information people should be discovering on their own, and the other helps them know how they can begin living God's Word and not simply hearing it.
You've shown me Your Word, God, and inspired me to live it; I need Your help to do it.
1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2012)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
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