First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.
Sermons must be rooted in God's Word
In his book The Passion-Driven Sermon (Broadman & Holman), Jim Shaddix reminds us that scripture must be the foundation of every sermon.
"While it is certainly not wrong for a preacher to utilize information from outside the Bible to support, illustrate, or apply the truth of God's Word, a line is crossed when the observations and assertions of some other preacher, psychologist, researcher, or futurist become the primary content of sermons. And it doesn't matter whether the contentions are those of a Christian or non-Christian. . . . Regardless of how enticing it may be, human wisdom will never positively affect the spiritual makeup of mankind."
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