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There can surely be no question as to the tremendous importance and paramount need for the prayerful preparation and effective presentation of the gospel message. This is a matter of concern, not only to the Church of God in general, but to each Christian in particular.
To each believer comes the unmistakably clear command of his Lord and Master: “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). With the object of aiding young Christians to fulfill this divinely given task, this book has been written.
This books brings A. P. Gibb’s encyclopedic knowledge of preaching within our reach. His seriousness, thoroughness, energy, and urgency are evident throughout this book. As is the case with all of Mr. Gibbs’ books, much material is packed into this book, and each chapter contains a wealth of helpful suggestions. The illustrations of the various types of sermons are especially helpful.
Alfred P. Gibbs (1890-1967) was a man born to preach. At an early age Gibbs came to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. He studied at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and thereafter carried on an itinerant Bible teaching and writing ministry, chiefly in the United States and Canada. Gibbs published his first book, The Marvelous City of Mansoul,in 1926. In all he wrote fourteen books and booklets, including Christian Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, Scriptural Principles of Gathering, and Worship, all published by ECS Ministries.
All his books have intensity like the man who wrote them. He was full of his subject. He also composed poetry and wrote Christian hymns. Gibbs never married, considering himself a eunuch for the kingdom of God. He was a model of the advice he gave, a spiritual man, a practical man,and fun to be with besides. For Gibbs, to hold forth the Word of life was a lifetime passion.
Chapter 1 – The Qualifications of the Preacher
Chapter 2 – The Qualifications of the Preacher(Continued)
Chapter 3 – The Qualifications of the Preacher(Continued)
Chapter 4 – The Qualifications of the Preacher(Continued)
Chapter 5 – The Preacher's Call
Chapter 6 – The Necessity for Preaching
Chapter 7 – The Necessity for Preaching (Continued)
Chapter 8 – The Necessity for Preaching (Continued)
Chapter 9 – The Preacher's Support
Chapter 10 – The Perils of the Preacher
Chapter 11 – The Sermon and its Structure: The Definition
Chapter 12 – The Sermon and its Structure: The Text
Chapter 13 – The Sermon and its Structure: The Theme
Chapter 14 – The Sermon and its Structure: The Introduction
Chapter 15 – The Sermon and its Structure: The Discussion
Chapter 16 – The Sermon and its Structure: The Conclusion
Chapter 17 – Modes of Delivery
Chapter 18 – Types of Sermons: The Personal Testimony
Chapter 19 – Types of Sermons: The Expository Sermon
Chapter 20 – Types of Sermons: The Textual Sermon
Chapter 21 – Types of Sermons: The Topical Sermon
Chapter 22 – Types of Sermons: The Historical Incident Sermon
Chapter 23 – Types of Sermons: The Biographical Sermon
Chapter 24 – The Title of the Sermon
Chapter 25 – The Preparation of the Sermon
Chapter 26 – Preparation of the Sermon Outline
Chapter 27 – Preparation of Sermon Illustrations & Outline
Chapter 28 – Gathering the Material: Selecting a Library
Chapter 29 – Gathering the Material: Topically
Chapter 30 – Gathering the Material: Organizing a Library
Chapter 31 – The Delivery of the Sermon
Chapter 32 – The Delivery of the Sermon: Manners
Chapter 33 – The Delivery of the Sermon: Language(Part I)
Chapter 34 – The Delivery of the Sermon: Language(Part II)
Chapter 35 – The Delivery of the Sermon: His Voice
Chapter 36 – The Delivery of the Sermon: The Audience
Chapter 37 – The Delivery of the Sermon: The Theme
Chapter 38 – The Delivery of the Sermon: The Results
Chapter 39 – The Public Reading of the Scriptures
Chapter 40 – Sermon Criticism
Chapter 41 – Public Prayer
Books by Alfred P. Gibbs: A Dreamer & His Dream, Christian Baptism, God's Good News, Personal Evangelism, Preach the Word, The Preacher and His Preaching, The Lord's Supper, Through the Scriptures, Worship: The Christian's Highest Occupation
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At 448 pages and thoroughly updated, the 2016 Assembly Address Book is a great resource for you and your church.
The Address Book section lists many assemblies of Christians throughout the United States and Canada. It is a helpful resource for Christians who travel or relocate, enabling them to conveniently find others who share these beliefs and church practices. This useful resource contains a wealth of information, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, websites, meeting times, and persons to contact for further information.
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I call her my Resplendent Bride because I have eyes and ears and for a time she even let me hold her hand.
Yet although her time among us was cut short by cancer, I still feel the afterglow of her resplendence. We were married less than three years. I buried my heart and my wedding ring in St. Louis.
We walked through the shadowlands hand-in-hand until she drew her final breath. She suffered gracefully in a world that does not know what to do with pain.
The Christian faith has always been about death and resurrection, for those twin truths were the reason the Lord Jesus sojourned among us. We have forgotten the old way—we have forgotten how to suffer and die well.
Danielle was my Resplendent Bride, and the church is Christ’s. I invite you to walk through this broken house so that you may know our small part in the divine love story.
As King David said in Psalm 27:13, “. . . I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!” and if not, I know the resurrection fast approaches.
Come, won’t you sit amongst the graves with me, and dream of Resurrection Day?
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An ancient inquirer asked the question, "How then can man be right with God?"What the Bible Teaches, written especially for those with no previous Bible knowledge, simply and distinctly explains the answer to this all-important question.
As you study this course, you will discover what the God of the Bible is like, what separates men and women from God, the value of Christ's death and resurrection, and how you can have a personal relationship with God.
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The Bible pictures losers in many ways—as lost sheep, mug victims, lower class citizens, frauds, and runaway kids, to mention just a few. But the Bible also contains the good news that God has provided a way to have a fresh start in life. Do you feel like you’re a “born loser”? This Bible course will help you learn how you can be born (again) to win!View full product details