HANDLING THE WORD
HANDLING THE WORD 2021
Stuart Olyott served for many years as pastor of Belvidere Road Church in Liverpool after that in Lausanne and elsewhere. He here distills a lifetime of preaching into a message which shows us the 7 characteristics of God honouring preaching.
Gerard Chrispin works with Christian Prison Resources (CPR) bringing the gospel to UK prisoners. He was formerly a criminal lawyer and actively serves with United Beach Missions and Missions Vacances. In this message Gerard highlights the importance of cross centred preaching
‘In this message David Harding highlights the importance of identifying and preaching the Holy Spirit’s purpose in any book or passage from the Bible. David also works with CPR and was for many years the Pastor of Milnrow Evangelical Church near Rochdale. He also serves with United Beach Missions and Christian Answer.
In the message Stuart Olyott recounts his own preaching journey and introduces to great preachers and preaching which has influenced and shaped his ministry
HANDLING THE WORD 2020
Note: Apologies but on messages 2 and 3 the are short periods of noise which reduces the quality.
Few things are more important in the Church of Jesus Christ than correct handling of the Word of God. In this matter, as in other aspects of the Christian life, good training and instruction are essential. This day conference brings two experienced Bible teachers both of whom have pastored Churches and are well used to preaching both from the pulpit or from the pavement (open air) to share their knowledge and experience in how to Handle the Word. The conference was intended for all those who have any responsibility for public (one to many) or personal (one to one) preaching and teaching in Church, Sunday school or evangelism.
A brief summary of the messages is below:
1. David Harding Before we get started
A grasp of the ‘big picture’ of the Bible is important. This talk presents a helpful bible overview with accompanying power point slides
2. David Gayton The story of redemption and preaching #1
The bible message is centred on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ: He is central to Scripture and should be central in all of our preaching
3. David Harding Passages and messages
Each bible passage has a theme and a purpose. It is important for the bible teacher to ask the question: ‘why is this passage in the Bible?’ when we discover that then our purpose in expounding it should co-incide with that of the holy Spirit in inspiring it. Some common books and passages are considered and their purpose identified.
4. David Gayton The story of redemption and preaching #2
The bible message is centered on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ: He is central to Scripture and should be central in all of our preaching. In this message an overview of 2 Chronicles is given.
5. David Harding Getting to the point
A good message should inform and persuade: getting to the point and finishing well is essential part of every message from the pulpit or from the pavement.