4 Convictions of Biblical Preaching in Youth Ministry
All Scripture is breathed out by God.
- Preach the Bible expositionally. Make the main point of the text the main point of your sermon.
- Don’t tamper with God’s Word.
- Read Scripture publicly.
Scripture is understandable.
- Never dilute or diminish the language or intent of passages in the Bible. Explain the context, but never hold back truth from your hearers for fear of them not understanding. The Holy Spirit serves as the interpreter and applier of God’s Word in the hearts of people.
- The Bible always points to Christ, so we must always point to Christ.
Scripture is useful.
- The Word of God is useful for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. God’s Word is not only for first-century Christians—neither is it only for people in certain walks of life.
- Don’t be overly creative, just preach through passages of the Bible.
Scripture is efficacious.
- The efficacy of God’s Word means that it can produce the desired and intended result (Romans 10:17; John 8:31, 17:17). There is no need for us to add a fancy spin to our preaching, but rather to preach the Word in boldness and confidence—trusting it to produce fruit.
These notes were compiled by our pastors during prep for our Iron on Iron student ministry conference. Click the link below to hear all of our previous sessions:
YOUTH MINISTRY CONFERENCE: IRON ON IRON
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