cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery
eBook Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery ePub

eBook Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery ePub

by Greg Heisler

  • ISBN: 0805443886
  • Category: Ministry and Evangelism
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Greg Heisler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: B&H Academic (February 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1812 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1653 kb
  • Other: doc mobi docx lrf
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 646

Description

The Spirit's ministry is a continuation of Jesus' ministry, as the Spirit stands in place of Jesus until Christ's triumphant return" (57). Heisler is correct when he says that preaching which claims to be Spirit-filled and Spirit-led but fails to preach Christ-centered sermons are not Spirit-led sermons.

The Spirit's ministry is a continuation of Jesus' ministry, as the Spirit stands in place of Jesus until Christ's triumphant return" (57). The strongest chapter in this volume is Chapter Seven where Heisler addresses "The Preacher and the Spirit

Spirit-Led Preaching book. Spirit-led Preaching is a book written by a pastor to pastors and students of preaching and is filled with personal examples from the author’s own preaching ministry.

Spirit-Led Preaching book. Preaching simply does not happen apart from the Holy Spirit  . It has encouraged both novice students of preaching as well as seasoned pulpit veterans for over a decade. In 2007, Spirit-Led Preaching won first place for the Pastor’s Soul category from Christianity Today magazine. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read

Spirit-Led Preaching book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Spirit-Led Preaching moves the role of the Holy Spirit from simply working behind the scenes in sermon preparation, to the forefront where His role can be more clearly understood and depended upon. Greg Heisler earned a Ph D from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served as a senior pastor at churches in Kentucky and Florida. Spirit-Led Preaching: The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery (9780805443882) by Greg Heisler.

Heisler thoroughly examines how the Holy Spirit illuminates and empowers the preacher, opens the .

Heisler thoroughly examines how the Holy Spirit illuminates and empowers the preacher, opens the hearts of the hearers, and applies the message to their lives. Indeed, to ignore the Holy Spirit's role in sermon preparation and delivery would be a considerable oversight. In the words of author Greg Heisler, "Spirit-Led Preaching is a call issued to preachers, pastors, and teachers of homiletics to recover the Holy Spirit for expository preaching in the same way we have recovered the biblical text.

Keywords: Greg Heisler, Spirit Led, Sermon Preparation, Led Preaching, Holy Spirit.

Preaching simply does not happen apart from the Holy Spirit

Preaching simply does not happen apart from the Holy Spirit. In fact, preaching is the Spirit's ministry! Spirit-Led Preaching helps readers understand preaching from the Spirit's point of view and teaches about the Spirit's role in both the preparation and delivery process, showing what it means to be truly empowered by the Spirit when you preach. It also explains the crucial connection between Word and Spirit as they depend on each other to bring about spiritual transformation in the lives of the congregation.

The Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery . By: Greg Heisler (Author). About the Author Dr. Greg Heisler is Associate Professor of Preaching and Speech, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, North Carolina and has been teaching at Southeastern since 2005. Greg Heisler has written an important book that will help to educate a new generation of evangelicals about the power of preaching through the Holy Spirit and the Word. Albert Mohler, Jr. president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Spirit-Led Preaching. Among all the topics tossed about in discussions of homiletics-outlines and delivery and illustrations and such-one of the most critical yet least considered is the role of the Holy Spirit in the preaching task

Spirit-Led Preaching. Among all the topics tossed about in discussions of homiletics-outlines and delivery and illustrations and such-one of the most critical yet least considered is the role of the Holy Spirit in the preaching task. Almost any preacher would acknowledge the importance of the Spirit in this area, yet little of the literature in homiletics pays more than a cursory nod to the topic. That is why Greg Heisler’s book Spirit-Led Preaching is so important.

Preaching simply does not happen apart from the Holy Spirit. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

In the words of author Greg Heisler, “Spirit-Led Preaching is a call issued to preachers, pastors, and teachers of homiletics to recover the Holy Spirit for expository preaching in the same way we have recovered the biblical text. . . . My plan for doing this is to recover the doctrine of pneumatology (the study of spiritual beings/phenomena) for our theology of preaching, resulting in a renewed emphasis on the powerful combination of Word and Spirit working together as the catalyst for powerful expository preaching.”

Heisler thoroughly examines how the Holy Spirit illuminates and empowers the preacher, opens the hearts of the hearers, and applies the message to their lives. Indeed, to ignore the Holy Spirit’s role in sermon preparation and delivery would be a considerable oversight.

Comments

Dreladred Dreladred
The author successfully points us preachers back to the SOURCE of all preaching—the Spirit himself. He is the pioneer,provider and perfector of our preaching. The Spirit's role throughout the WORD process,from the birth to the presentation of the sermon,is highly and rightly emphasized.
Though most,if not all preachers acknowledge the need of the Spirit in preaching,few really practically exhibit such intensity in their dependence of the Spirit,as vividly pointed out by the author.
If preachers truely grasp what the author is saying, the pulpit could regain its glory.
Anaragelv Anaragelv
Dr. Greg Heisler (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY) serves as assistant professor of preaching at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His passion for the nature of preaching is quite clear:

Our students need to see the complementary relationship between the Word and the Spirit and to understand the proper function of sermon mechanics and sermon dynamics for preaching. They need to have as much zeal for the theological realities as they do for the dependence on the Holy Spirit (15).

He states this because the previous generations of homiletics professors and their works only offer a "passing reference to the Spirit" (11). In this volume, Heisler admirably makes the case in how the Holy Spirit must not be an afterthought in sermon preparation and delivery, but he must stand in the forefront in every step of the process of constructing a sermon as well as a holy life.

The preacher will appreciate Heisler's chapter on "What is Spirit-Led Preaching?" He illustrates two differing models of expository preaching: "text-driven preaching" (18) in which the focus is on presenting the biblical text correctly, with the Spirit's role seen as implicit; and "spirit-driven preaching" in which the focus is "on the dynamic of the Spirit and the Spirit's text" with the result being a "Christological witness and Spirit-filled living" (19). He uses a picturesque illustration to drive home this concept:

I imagine the Holy Spirit's power touching down on the tracks of the biblical text, and suddenly the combination of Word and Spirit together ignite into sermonic propulsion. The preacher's
responsibility is not to push the train in his own strength; nor it is the preacher's responsibility to build new tracks to new places. The preacher's responsibility is to keep the train on the tracks (19)!

Preachers would do well to internalize this concept and embrace this powerful picture. Heisler rightly reinforces the complementary relationship between the Scriptures and the Spirit in Chapter Five. Given the problematic theology of the charismatic movement who puts the Spirit and the Word against one another, Heisler gives a strong argument demonstrating the harmony between the two.

Together Word and Spirit form the powerful catalyst that serves as the theological foundation for
Spirit-led preaching. The Word activates the Spirit, and the Spirit authenticates the Word. The Word is the instrument of the Spirit, and the Spirit is the implement of the Word. The Word is the written witness, and the Spirit is the inward witness. In terms of preaching, the Word is the source and substance of our preaching, and the Spirit is the supernatural power of our preaching (62).

He rightly notes how the three testimonies of preaching (Scripture, the Spirit, and the Preacher) come together toward a Christological witness. "The Spirit's ministry is a continuation of Jesus' ministry, as the Spirit stands in place of Jesus until Christ's triumphant return" (57). Heisler is correct when he says that preaching which claims to be Spirit-filled and Spirit-led but fails to preach Christ-centered sermons are not Spirit-led sermons.

The strongest chapter in this volume is Chapter Seven where Heisler addresses "The Preacher and the Spirit." Heisler makes a stunning statement that the preacher must absorb:

I believe that the passion and confidence the prophet of God experiences in his preaching ministry are directly proportional to the daily obedience and surrender to the call of God on the preacher's life. . . . It's as if God has subpoenaed us to stand before him, not in a courtroom in front of a jury but in a pulpit in from of his people. We are there by divine calling, and we are there by divine authority (72).

Heisler sounds a clarion call for ministers to incorporate the Spirit into their personal lives before they attempt to incorporate him into areas of their professional lives such as preparation, presentation, and delivery. Personal obedience to Christ and preaching the Word of Christ must coincide.

The only weakness found in this work is the lack of conciseness in Heisler's working definitions. For instance, when he presents his definition of expository preaching, he states:

Expository preaching is the Spirit-empowered proclamation of biblical trust derived from the illuminating guidance of the Holy Spirit by means of a verse-by-verse exposition of the Spirit-inspired text, with a view to applying the text by means of the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, first to the preacher's heart, and then to the hearts of those who hear, culminating in an authentic and powerful witness to the living Word, Jesus Christ, and obedient, Spirit-filled living (21).

While the construct of this definition reminds one of the Greek sentence construct of the Apostle Paul (see Ephesians 1:3-14), this structure does not allow for the reader to absorb the definition easily. Breaking this sentence down into two, three, even four sentences would be helpful. His vision of teaching homiletics commits the same faux pas -- to which he readily admits (75).

Even so, this reviewer plans on using this book as a textbook in training expository preachers in his local church setting. The evangelical world in general and preachers specifically should be grateful to Greg Heisler for re-introducing the Spirit to expositorypreaching. Along with this volume, Arturo G. Azurdia's book on Spirit-Empowered Preaching serves as an excellent compliment. Praise God for raising up Spirit-led preachers in our present age.
Ckelond Ckelond
Great book. Very convicting to those of us you rightfully focus on the text of Scripture but can so easily overlook the Spirit in our teaching and preaching. To be sure, this book is not an endorsement of Chatismatic Chaos or Pentecoatalism in general, but a call to reformed preachers to rely on the Sprit of God in the preaching of the Word of God we hold so dear. This will be a book that I re-read many times and was a tremendous blessing to me in the ministry I have been called to.
Vrion Vrion
Assuredly, this one is the most God inspired preaching book. Don't expect quick how tos. But you will how you let the Spirit lead you. You cannot manipulate Him but the exactly the opposite: You should be controlled by Him. You will find it is hard to close the book till you finish one word by word reading "if" you are one God has called as a preacher. I did it twice. I will absolutely read it again.
Dianantrius Dianantrius
As a Christian and pastor, I really enjoyed this book. This book is unique in its focus on the Holy Spirit's work in preaching. It is not merely a chapter on the Holy Spirit, but on every page and in every point the Holy Spirit is discussed with biblical care and honor. I am better off for having read this book.
Nalmetus Nalmetus
This book is a great read and great for instructionional teaching for anyone wanting to do more than just share information , it is empowering.
Silly Dog Silly Dog
Greg Heisler gives a much need address of the role and nature of the Holy Spirit in preaching. In addition to giving a well written well grounded biblically explanation of the role of the Holy Spirit in preaching, Greg writes in a conversational tone that is absent from many academic books written by Seminary professors. If you have any interest in preaching the Word of God you should read this book.
Not the end-all manual for preachers, but an essential read for anyone I may disciple in preaching ability. This book and any one of those timeless manuals (Broadus, Chapell, et. al.) are the place to start for one wanting to learn of preaching. That's because this book fills in a gap that the manuals tend to pass over. A book can afford to miss this material, but your preaching practice cannot.

Main idea: preach the Word that the Spirit spoke long ago through the Scriptures, and watch that Spirit work today to bear fruit in your people.