Tim Chester on the Sermon

Tim Chester from The Crowded House, has been blogging a really helpful series about the role of the sermon in the life of the church. My own thoughts about church-planting are towards small and diverse, house-churches/missional communities. So naturally the role of Bible teaching and monologues (sermons) is a question I have been grappling with. Here Tim Chester talks about “How I teach the Bible in a household church”.

Then Tim publishes a 3 parts series (1, 2, 3) where he dialogues with an anonymous e-mail correspondant about the role, nature and authority of the sermon in the life of the church. Well worth a read. Here is a taster:

“Some people argue that the form of sermons matches the authoritative nature of the message. This is a spurious argument. It equates authority with not being interrupted whereas a better understanding of authority would be that which is to be obeyed. Using a variety of teaching styles – including some like discussion which include direct feedback – enables us to work the word into the details of people lives. This is true authority in action.”


~ by John on June 4, 2008.

One Response to “Tim Chester on the Sermon”

  1. […] Chester on the Sermon #2 Previously I encouraged you to read Tim Chester’s dialogue with an anonymous correspondent discussing the biblical position regarding the role of the sermon as the primary (that is the heart […]

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