The Power of Point of View

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“Standing far off”: Using the Spatial Plane in the Sermon

November 30, 2015

by BRYAN NASH   According to Luke, on one occasion Jesus told a parable to people who trusted in themselves. “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men,… Read More ›

Same Story, New Character: Using the Sermon to Merge Character and Congregation

by BRYAN NASH   Preaching is a challenge. If the text for the sermon is a familiar biblical narrative, the congregation has likely already decided the character in the story with whom they will identify. Teachers of preaching often use the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) as an example. Many churchgoers have been taught… Read More ›