Friday, June 6, 2008

RICK WARREN: 10 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ABOUT PREACHING ON PURPOSE

Dave Furgason over at Velocity Blog went & heard Rick Warren last month.  Dave put his notes on his blog & some of it is useful for preachers.   image

With the current garbage video making the rounds about Warren by some... (well...I can't think of words I can  say as a Christian to describe what I think of this guy) called Todd Friel (The Way of the Master Radio), I thought this would more accurately reflect on the views of Rick Warren than a cut & paste video hatchet job. 

Rick Warren listed:

10 THINGS I'VE LEARNED ABOUT PREACHING ON PURPOSE

  1. All behavior is based on a belief.  We do what we do (good or bad) because we believe something about the behavior.
  2. When we sin we think that is the best decision in the moment.  When you figure out the lie behind the behavior you will be a better preacher.
  3. Change always starts in your mind.
  4. To help people change we must change their beliefs first.  The battle of sin always starts with helping people to see the lie they believe.  You must expose the lie.
  5. Trying to change people's behavior without changing their beliefs is a waste of time.
  6. We need to lead people to repentance.  Repentance is simply getting people to change their mind. Repentance is another term for a paradigm shift.  "Metanoia" means to change your mind; it is not change you're behavior.
  7. You don't change people's minds; the applied word of God does change their minds.
  8. Changing the way I act is the result or fruit of repentance.
  9. The "deepest" kind of preaching is preaching for repentance.
  10. To produce lasting life change:  enlighten the mind, engage the emotions, and challenge the will.

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