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THE JOY OF KNOWING HOW TO TEACH AND PREACH

By Michael Eparwa

“The work of preaching is the highest and greatest and most glorious calling to which anyone could ever be called” – Martyn Lloyd Jones

It has been one of the longest modules that I have learned throughout my study in IBI and yet one of the most interesting for me. It speaks of volumes of finesse in terms putting everything that we have learned into action or shall we say in paper. 

A lot of us may have the knowledge about a lot of biblical facts but putting them in the right outline and choosing the right way of doing it whether its topical, textual, or expositional preaching, has truly been a challenge. A lot of the do’s and don’ts’ have awakened me to some of the things that I thought was negligible when it comes to teaching and preaching the word of God.  It was indeed very excruciating pulling out those bad habits and quite relieving in putting on the new skills that I have acquired in this module. Indeed, learning is a process but a process that must be well embraced for us to be renewed. 

Expository preaching intrigued me the most, because this is basically how the apostles and the first teachers and preachers have taught the word of God, although this art has been lost somewhere in transition but it has been revived quite on time where false teachings are quite rampant. Grabbing this tool in doing my preaching moving forward have made me more aware with a lot more than just choosing a topic to preach. It allowed me to ponder on what the congregation needs to hear at that very moment. After all we are not there to teach and preach to exalt ourselves but exalt God and Christ and in every detail of it all. As Charles Spurgeon would say:

“Of all I would wish to say this is the sum; my brethren, preach Christ, always and evermore!” -Charles Spurgeon




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