Preaching the Word

The Bible describes preaching this way:

They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading. (Nehemiah 8:8)

At Temple, we seek to accomplish the same in our preaching services. Preaching is centered around “the book” just as in Nehemiah’s day. When we come together for preaching, we aren’t there for political commentary or humor or a pep talk. We are gathered to hear what the Bible says about a thing.

The preacher is also charged with “giving the sense.” The world of today is different in many ways than the world of the Bible. Technology and culture have changed, but the principles of the Bible are everlasting. In order know what the Word means to us, we must first know what it meant to the original audience.

Lastly the preaching, no matter how profound and how true, is useless unless it is “understood”. The sermon has not been successfully preached until it’s been understood. A proper understanding of the Bible will change our lives.

Come hear and understand the Word of God on Sundays at 10:45am and 6:00pm.