What passes as “narrative preaching”

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Jimmy Humphrey | PentecostalTheology.com


I’m pretty sure I hate most of what passes as “narrative preaching” these days. Am I alone in this feeling? You know, the sorta preaching that preaches vague self-help principles from Old Testament/New Testament historical stories, even though those passages had no such idea in mind when the Scriptures were written?

John Kissinger [01/05/2016 8:51 PM]
Nope! Dissparove of “pretty stories” Sunday series for charisma-costals

Jimmy Humphrey [01/05/2016 8:54 PM]
Charisma-Costals seem to eat this stuff up the most. Just listen to TD Jakes and the like preach. Lots of vague stuff that leaves you no idea with what was really said, or what the scriptures themselves said.

Jimmy Humphrey [01/05/2016 8:56 PM]
Do t get me wrong, there is good narrative preaching. Like Peters sermon on the day of Pentecost, or at Stephens stoning. You were left with a clear idea of what happened in the past and the “so what” of modern application. It resulted in tangible truth being preached.

Tim Renneberg [01/05/2016 10:02 PM]
Your definition of Narative preaching needs work. What you describe I have little interest in. I am almost exclusively an expositor. I can count on my hands the number of times I’ve preached a topical sermon. Narative preaching I’ve done once or twice in 19 years of ministry.

Tim Renneberg [01/05/2016 10:05 PM]
I don’t think Peter’s “sermon” on the day of Pentecost was a Narative…. it comes across as topical. But we probably don’t have his entire message.

Jimmy Humphrey [01/05/2016 10:14 PM]
Well, it’s a narrative in he sense it was preaching from a historical story, he just didn’t have a text before him.

Mary Weldon-Rosendaul [01/06/2016 6:08 AM]
With all due respect gentlemen, I think we all need to stop dissecting the Bible, and trying to re-invent the wheel. For me, it says what it means, and means what it says. God is not a puzzle, nor is He a game to be played. We need to walk in truth, faith and holiness. For it is written…Let EVERY man work out his own salvation with fear and trembling. Lets just love one another, and make Heaven our home, and leave everything else up to GOD!!! Have a blessed day!!

John Kissinger [01/06/2016 6:52 AM]
Jimmy Humphrey you can post some of your preaching in the group 🙂 IF you believe in leading-by-example; there was a good tradition by Steve Webb Steve Wright Bill Coble Joseph Castillo and others to post preaching videos here

John Kissinger [01/06/2016 6:58 AM]
Now you’ve got my attention Jimmy Humphrey How have you managed to stay away from “narrative preaching” in coffee shops and YouTube videos? Do you wear a scarf while preaching 🙂 #HELLO

John Kissinger [01/07/2016 5:30 PM]
Jimmy Humphrey you can still post some of your preaching in the group to discuss IF you believe in leading-by-example;

John Kissinger [01/07/2016 6:22 PM]
Jimmy Humphrey what kind is your old computer?

John Kissinger [01/07/2016 8:48 PM]
Steve Webb can confirm I dont preach with a scarf 🙂

Jimmy Humphrey [01/07/2016 8:49 PM]
Skinny jeans?!?

John Kissinger [01/07/2016 8:50 PM]
they dont make them for ppl like me but Marc Bowers loves them 🙂 http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/what-is-a-progressive-hipster-pastors/

John Kissinger [01/12/2016 7:21 PM]

A word of the LORD for 2016!

Публикувахте от Kent Henry в Вторник, 29 декември 2015 г.

1 Comment

  • Jon Ray
    Reply September 8, 2016

    Jon Ray

    Tim Hall Excellent post and good point… Jimmy Humphrey

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