At the start of Acts we see one of the most anointed and powerful “sermons” ever delivered; I am talking about Peter’s speech after Pentecost (Acts 2 v 14 to 36).
After this many were saved and many were baptised, going on to take an active part in church (Acts 2 v 37 to 42).
This could, and should therefore, be taken as an excellent Biblical model on how to deliver a sermon.
Peter, from what I see, spoke about Jesus and from the Scripture, and that is the model I am thinking about.
It may sound simple and not as complicated as many would think; you can get great thick books and listen to teaching course after teaching course on how to deliver a good sermon after all.
But the Gospel is simple and so should be the way we speak of it.
Now many of you may be thinking, but I never deliver a sermon so what has this got to do with me?
Well, as a born again believer, I am sure you’ve listened to many, many sermons in the past and will do so in the future.
A sermon that is not delivered out of Scripture and does not contain anything about Jesus is not worth listening to!
It is the Word of God renewing our minds that will change us for the better (Romans 12 v 2).
It is the knowledge of Jesus that leads to all that we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3).
Next time you are about to deliver a sermon or are listening to one, “judge” it on the following criteria; was it based on the Word of God and did it talk about Jesus?
Bottom line is that if these criteria are met it should be good!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus and His finished work and thank you for your Word”.
Acts 2 v 22 to 24…..Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it