The preaching of the Church Inner West isn’t parroting. As desirable it is to follow the skilled communicator, as well as totally unavoidable as it’s to follow the people who shape us, there is a valid reason for the preacher to look for his own original voice. It is not vanity in truth but being truthful to what exactly Christian preaching are.
Before its heralding the message, it’s the first and the foremost stewarding message. Before preaching the word, it is very important to be devoted as well as unashamed as students for rightly handling word of the truth. Before you tell the others about the sayings of the God, we need to hear the voice of God by our self and deeply knowing about what he is speaking.
What is new about the preaching of the Church?
Ever wondered what is new about the preaching and the teachings of the church in this new age era? The relation between studying as well as preaching, between heralding and stewarding, gets to the bottom of what it signifies to be the pastor in this church age, the time that is between ascension of Jesus and return of Jesus.
Across the whole history, God has been using spokesmen. Ages ago, at a number of times and in a number of ways, he used to speak through prophets. But, in the last few days, he spoke through the writings of his Son. Now, during the days of Church Inner West, a huge way through which the word if God is being revealed to the people is through regular, week in, ordinary, week out ministry of the local church pastor preachers. This is the most distinct season in the redemptive history wherein the heralds of God have been mainly entrusted with whole counsel of the God and also with the particular flocks to feed ad lead.
The preaching specific to church’s age is known as pastoral preaching. The term has been given by Jason Meyer. In the book “Preaching- A Biblical Theology”, Meyer has provided a whole picture of the Bible about how God worked through the spokesman throughout history for bringing his words to his people and significantly how it related to the preaching of the local church these days.
In the episode of “Theology Refresh”, Meer challenged us for considering the whole task to preach today as stewarding the revelation of God and heralding that the revelation in a way that church encounters almighty in his own words. The preachers are mainly called for saying to their flock what almighty wanted to say, show the flocks where it is coming from in the Holy Bible and shepherd their flock to where it basically leads. Also, it emphatically means preaching Old Testament in the distinctly Christian church way and relentlessly bringing the gospel centrality for bearing the pulpit.
That is how the preaching of the Church Inner West Sydney used to be delivered to the pupils.