The, Theological And Doctrinal Situation Of The Preaching Context

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1. Define the Preaching Context: a. What is the social, cultural, theological and doctrinal situation of the preaching context? The preaching context is an urban congregation, comprising of more than 500 active congregants. The congregation has great understanding of how they are called to be One as the Body of Christ. This is because their congregation comprises people of diverse identities. They have single parents attending the church as well as children without their parents. They are invested in the Black Lives Matter as well as the ESL program, which speaks to how attentive they are about the ethnicities worshipping with them. It is very likely that the LGBTQ community is pushed into margins and they need to pay attention to how they…show more content…
2. Meet the topic. a. Identify the origin of the topic i.e. Did the topic originate from a specific text? Or did it arise because of a perceived congregational need? The topic arose out of the congregational need. b. What general topic are you addressing? Unity in the Body of Christ. c. If it is based on a planned series of sermons, what is the theme? This is not based on any planned series of sermons. However, the theme is being called to be united as equal and worthy members of the Body of Christ. d. Which aspect of the general topic are you addressing in the sermon, i.e. the particular sub-topic or sermon title? I will be addressing the sermon title: Unity in the Body of Christ. e. What is the content of the good news that the topic offers? The good news: God unites us as worthy members of the Body of Christ. f. Use your imagination and jot down initial impressions, questions, and sermon ideas. In the Christian context, we are tempted to be divided as certain groups, being known and heard in public, as the prominent voices. We easily forget in what ways we are marginalizing those that are created in the image of God. They need to be invited into our circles and conversations to create unity, to be heard, loved and accepted as equal and loveable members of the Body of Christ. 3. Establish the boundaries of the topic. a. To what specific or general
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