Bruxy Cavey - Teaching Pastor (Meeting House)
Relentlessness of schedule repeating itself every week.
No extensions on prep for Sunday
Peculiar to be in a position to teach people about who Jesus is.
Preaching is like a bad first date - just straight talking.
How do we give people cues to enter into the conversations?
how do you communicate that?
One of the best things we can do is remember that everything in scripture points to Jesus.
In Jesus we get to see how God is like
When we preach we need to start and end with Jesus
He is our headline
The word of God is a person before it is a book
the message gets written down
we go to the book to learn about who Jesus is
I approach scripture wit the faith that it all points to Jesus
“All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me.” - Jesus
Teach them to obey everything that I have commanded. - Jesus
Its a weird thing to have your own personal faith linked to your job.
Are you being paid to be a good Christian?
If you answer with doubts what does that say?
We relate to Christ through the body of Christ
our relationships help create authentic accountability
We don’t just preach Jesus we leak Jesus
Fruit of the Spirit
Important when preaching
Who we are to be and to help people become who they need to be.
Meditate on Gal. 5
"God help this take root in me that I can show it when I preach."
Sometimes we cloak angry tones in preaching under the umbrella of passion. Anger is not one of the Fruit of the Spirit
Can you hear this preaching speaking about anything else? If it is still angry then it clearly isn’t passion
If we preach and show passion through angry rage speak that isn’t Christian passion or veil of holiness.
How do these things leak out so that people experience Christ through us?