Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 2 Episode 18 - Sermon Preparation
Pastor Daniel talks with Jim Gallegher, pastor at Calvary Chapel, Vero Beach, FL, about the impact of studying and teaching scripture, both on himself and those who are receiving the message. Pastor Jim discusses the supernatural power of the word of God for salvation and also the transformation of individual lives. How has studying the Bible and teaching through it for many years benefited him personally? “Our own relationship with the Lord is what we want to focus on predominately. What we do for the Lord is secondary.” In preparing for a sermon, Pastor Jim explains three main objectives for sermon prep: 1)Accurately communicate what’s in the text; 2)Persuade people; 3)Develop biblically literate listeners. A great lesson from a great teacher of the Word.
“It comes down to the importance the scripture places on the Word of God to the conversion of the lost and the development of the believer.” -Jim Gallegher
“The more we can help people to understand God’s word, take away some of the fears that they have of it so that they’ll spend time in it of their own, the more they’re going to develop in their relationship with the Lord.” -Jim Gallegher
“God didn’t hire us, He adopted us. We’re a Christian before we’re a pastor.” -Jim Gallegher
“If we approach the scripture in an expository way…people are learning how to read their Bible.” -Jim Gallegher
“Be a student of scripture.” -Jim Gallegher
One Piece of Advice | Focus on Healthy Impact
Will Torres, Proclaim Church, Boynton Beach, FL shares his one piece of advice to focus on healthy impact rather than worldly success. Instead of measuring by worldly standards, such as numbers or social media stats, we should focus on changed lives. Changed lives change the world for God. That is healthy impact.
“We can get sidetracked by looking at outward measures…and we can lose sight of what is true success in ministry.” -Will Torres
“Paul’s example in 2 Timothy 2:2 is a 4-generation impact: …and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” -Will Torres
“If we can not lose sight of what healthy impact looks like in the church, then we can truly be successful, according to God’s measure and not the world’s measure.” -Will Torres
Sermon Prep by Jim Gallegher: http://www.ccvb.net/sermonprep
Step By Step by Jim Gallegher: http://www.ccvb.net/teachings?sapurl=LytjY3ZiL2xiL2xpLytjZDAzNGIwP2JyYW5kaW5nPXRydWUmZW1iZWQ9dHJ1ZQ==
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