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    New York, NY
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BAC Sermons

Preaching, Teaching and Edification




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Mt 4:23 Jesus went about Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom Lk 20:1 taught preached  gospel,
Mt 11:1 when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed to teach and to preach in their cities. Mk 1:22
Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man mature in Christ

I. Preach: Announce News that is Good monologue(goal: responsive belief)

Proclaiming a message (what is new, to those who haven't heard)usuallypublicly (sometimes with persuasive, rhetorical, emotional appeal)
Gospel: The good news that God is fulfilling His OT promises of a Messianic Kingdom [Christ=Messiah=anointed]  Isa 40

Mr 6:12 they went out, & preached that men should repent  Ac 9:20 he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God
Ac 28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence,
Rm 10:14 call on him...believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
1Cor 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Rm 2:21 You who teach another, don't you teach  yourself? you who preaches a man should not steal, do you steal?
2Tim 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all patience and doctrine/teaching.

II. Teach: Explain (interpret) and Apply Truth to the Needs of the hearers dialogue(goal: obedient application) 

Systematic, integrated, conclusive (drawn from in-depth, accurate study); how live and minister so as to please God and be blessed  

Mt 28:20 Teaching them to obey all  I have commanded  Ac 2:42 devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching (didache: not preaching)
Dt 4:1 listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, 5 taught you that you should act  6 Therefore be careful to observe them 9 Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget depart from your heart 

Rom 6:17 you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine/teaching  to which you were delivered.
Mt 5:19 break commandments, and shall teach men to do so, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but does and teach
Mt 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Mk 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his teaching  Lk 20:21 teach the way of God truly:
Mk 6:30  apostles gathered together to Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
Ac 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. 18:11 1.5 year teaching
Ac 28:31 {two years} Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ
1Cor 4:17 sent Timothy...who shall remind you of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving
2Th 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
1Tim 4:11 These things command and teach.2Ti 2:2 same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again the first principles...milk...not meat
Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me
Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

III. Edify build up others with Truth that God has used in your life  discussion

Sharing truth/experiences that have helped you know and obey God better so that others can become more Christlike (and blessed)
Can differ from Praise, which is more about how God has glorified/revealed Himself in answering prayer or blessing faithfulness

Rm 14:19 pursue...things by which one may edify another.15:2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another

Eph 4:12 for  equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. 29...mouth, what is good for edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Rm 15:14 confident...my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another

1Cor 8:1 Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.  10:23 not all things edify 2Cor 12:19 we do all things, beloved, for your edification.
1Cor 14:3 he prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and encouragement to men 4 edifies the church 26 brethren whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, a teaching, a tongue, a revelation, an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
1Tim 1:4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
1Thess 5:11 Therefore comfort/encourage each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:

  1. How is it that folks can hear decades of preaching, but not be like Christ, no even able to teach publicly nor disciple privately?
  2. What is the result of just preaching, or just teaching, or just edification? Which is most common/lacking? Most important/effective?
  3. What are some of the comparative advantages of teaching vs edification? Is there a difference between formal and informal teaching?
  4. Why do some believers mature and others don't? What are the methods and benchmarks of maturity?
  5. What has helped you develop your relationship with God? How can you pass along that “blessing” to others?