Open Air Preaching: What do you want your audience to do?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog, General

The goal of preaching is for your audience to take action. Thus to determine what you want to say to your audience you must first determine what you want them to do once they hear your message. For example as evangelists the typical goal for your audience is for them to repent and believe in Jesus Christ. Thus your message would lead you to calling your hearers to...

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Final Four Preaching – John Hedberg

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog, General

John Hedberg is preaching at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday at the Championship Game. To see all the pictures and preaching videos from the Final Four visit: Final Four ’17.

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Preacher Profile: Andy Schmelzer

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog, General

April 13, 2017 Andy Schmelzer   Meet Andy Schmelzer    Andy Preaching in San Francisco for SBO 16′ Andy Schmelzer grew up in a Catholic home being the youngest of 6, but at a very young age knew something was missing. He got in trouble for asking questions, being accuse of causing trouble for church leaders but he was genuine in wanting answers to difficult...

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Preacher Profile: Dennis Vance

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Blog, General

March 30, 2017 Dennis Vance   Meet Dennis Vance    Dennis is married to Polly, his wonderful wife and they live in Springfield, MO and have four grown children. When Dennis was only six months old, he played baby Jesus during a church live nativity and his parents were Joseph and Mary. At age 11, he said the sinner’s prayer and asked Jesus into his heart. It...

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George Whitefield Training June 19 – 23

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Blog, General
George Whitefield Training June 19 – 23

SFOI sponsors the George Whitefield Program for men who want to be full-time evangelists. For information for the upcoming truing watch this video:  

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Get in the Game: Preaching is “truth through personality”

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog, General

Preaching is “truth through personality” which means each preacher delivers the same message except through his person that is created by the Lord. This is why there are many styles of preaching and why each preacher is able to preach in a way that is natural to himself vs. seeking to emulate another preacher. Once you are free to preach in your God given...

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We want to be a blessing to our communities

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog, General

The Apostle Paul tells Timothy in in the his first letter to Timothy in Chapter 2:1-2, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” It would appear there is a...

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Commit to study

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, General

The Apostle Peter says in Acts 6:4 the Apostles were to devote themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word of God. This is a lifelong commitment to prayer, daily prayer (see Apostle Paul regarding praying without ceasing, pray for those in authority and giving thanks in all circumstance) and to study of the Word that you might be a fruitful minister. Of course...

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Get in the Game: You go to want it….

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog, General
Get in the Game: You go to want it….

In ministry life there is the discussion of calling and equipping. Rightfully so: there are men who are called to particular work in the body.  [See Ephesians 4:11]. These divine callings do lead to men entering the work of the ministry. However, at some point a man has to want to do the work. He has to burn from within to persevere through the trials and...

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Get in the Game: The Work of the Evangelist

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog, General
Get in the Game: The Work of the Evangelist

There is one office that is uniquely and singularly designed to take the Gospel to the lost and that is the office of evangelist.  The office of pastor and teacher are not designed to take the Gospel to the lost. The church has one office that moves the Kingdom of God forward and that is the evangelist A church without the Spirit of evangelism is not a Great...

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