THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLICAL PREACHING IN TRANSFORMING LIVES INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PECATONICA, ILLINOIS

Full Title
THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLICAL PREACHING IN TRANSFORMING LIVES INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PECATONICA, ILLINOIS
Author
David Myers D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of preaching in the local church is to cause the hearer to grow into the image of Christ. In Eph. 4:11-32; Paul shows the responsibility of the pastor/teacher or shepherd to "perfect the saints." God has given the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and the church as means for every believer to grow. The pastor of First Baptist church of Pecatonica, Illinois, developed six messages from the Ephesians 4 passage and preached them in the Sunday morning worship services of the church. The people were given pre-sermon and post-sermon surveys as well as a five-day devotional each week. The purpose was to determine if spiritual grow took place over this time through the messages preached. It was concluded that spiritual growth does come from preaching but that it is hard to see in a short period of time.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Pastoral Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Jared Alcántara Ph.D.
Larry Oats Ph.D.
William Donahue Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2018
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