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What will Elijah's and Enoch's preaching look like?

Before Antichrist, Elias and Enoch will preach for 1,260 days: Apoc. 11:3: And I will give unto my two witnesses [Elias and Enoch], and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed ...
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How do Evangelicals define Expository Preaching and how prevalent is it within Protestantism?

For the first five years of my Christian life I was blessed by the expository preaching of a U.K. Baptist minister. Sermons were usually 45 minutes in duration and the word of God was preached ...
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Did only bishops preach in the early Church?

Cardinal Manning, The Eternal Priesthood p. 175 claims: In the beginning it was the Bishops alone who preached. The needs of the faith compelled them to delegate this, their chief office, to the ...
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What is the difference between praising and preaching?

The original context of the question is Acts 2:11 (ESV): 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” Some claim that the ...
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How to suggest more reasonable themes/paradigms for Covid-19 homilies (sermons) to Catholic priests and bishops?

While I am a fan of Catholic theology particularly and religious sciences and philosophy of religion generally (For example, I am trying to read journals such as Theological Studies from cover to ...
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How was Jesus able to be heard when preaching? [duplicate]

During Jesus’s time when he preached to thousands of people with his disciples how were people able to hear him? I mean at that time there were no microphones or speakers. How were people able to ...
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Detail about lamb sacrifice

I was listening to a homily and here is what the priest said: "You would travel with your family to Jerusalem and you would have either brought a lamb or you would have acquired a lamb and what ...
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Homiletic directions from the Vatican to the Universal Church?

I've noticed that recently sermons in my local church have focused particularly on the life of Saints. I have observed this in other churches I've recently attended too (at least in 3 different ...
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How do I verbalize "Lesson: 1 John 4:7-21"?

Is it correct to say: "Today's lesson is from the first book of John, Chapter 4, verses 7 through 21"?
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Do mormons have a doctrine of afterlife preaching and repentence?

I swear I read somewhere some years ago that Mormons have a developed doctrine of saints in the afterlife descending to Hell in order to preach the gospel to those who are stuck there and give them ...
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What is the Biblical basis for preachers to be paid from members' tithing?

What is the Biblical basis for preachers to be paid from members' tithing?
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When did Jesus preach from inside a building?

Are there any documents were he preached publicly inside? Is there a map of the points where he talked?
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Can I take notes during a mass?

I was raised roman catholic for the first 13 years of my life. The rest I spent agnostic of religion after I read the bible. Books like Leviticus made me very upset. Now I heard that this doesn't ...
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What verse in the Bible talks about bad people preaching the gospel being a good thing? [closed]

Some time ago I read this verse about greedy people who announce the gospel because of their own greed, which is a bad thing, but it ends up that this is a good thing because more people will hear ...
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What is the biblical basis for the centrality of preaching in worship?

Among many Protestants, preaching is often seen as the most important part of the worship service: Proclamation, the preaching of the gospel, should be central to Christian worship. The sermon is ...
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Where did the idea of being "called to preach" come from?

The church loves to use the idiom called to preach. It's the idea that (for the purposes of this question) God calls some people to preach or pastor and He doesn't call others. A person might say "......
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Does the Catholic Church have any mechanism to improve poor homilists?

In the United States, principals periodically observe teachers in the classroom to make sure that they are teaching to the curriculum and to ensure that they are using the best pedagogical techniques. ...
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What is the difference between evangelizing and proselytizing? [closed]

Aren't they both focused on converting people? What's the difference?
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What is the scientific effectiveness of "street preaching" as a method of evangelization?

I've been looking around for hard facts on the efficacy of street preaching but can't find any. Are there any hard numbers on the number of people who come to faith through this kind of evangelism? ...
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Was Zwingli the first to preach lectio continua?

On January 1, 1519, Zwingli preached from Matthew 1:1, beginning the Reformation in Switzerland.* Thereafter he continued to preach linearly through Matthew. This manner of preaching (or reading) ...
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How could Jesus' audience hear Jesus without audio installation?

I am wondering, today we use microphones and large sound systems to amplify someone's speaking. How did they do that 2000 years ago? Jesus spoke outside regularly before large crowds of people. I ...
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Does "gospel-preaching church" have a shared meaning?

Does "gospel-preaching church" have a shared meaning among Christians? What is it supposed to mean, and what are the signs of this "gospel-preaching church"? Is the term a tautology? Or is the ...
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Why have Ministers and Preachers stopped preaching on Hell? [closed]

Back in my early years it seemed that every other Sermon was about staying out of Hell. Now it seems that you never hear any Sermons about how terrible it is there. As a young child that scared me ...
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What is the theological basis for readmitting a Protestant preacher to preaching after divorce?

So, in my Baptist circles, a divorced pastor causes a lot of consternation. It sort of went without saying that a minister in the midst of a divorce needed to resign, or at least take several years ...
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How have Christians who affirm traditional sin doctrines handled 'pathological' guilt in their preaching?

Contemporary "theological liberals" have often argued that traditional doctrines about guilt and sin and repentance lead to feelings of guilt that can become pathology. This claim shouldn't be too ...
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How can a Christian seek out the best Homilists/Preachers? [closed]

There's wide consensus: The quality and applicability of homilies/sermons vary widely from parish to parish. This is something that all Christian churches need to take seriously because people will ...
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Troubled people showing interest in reading the Bible: how to explain to them that faith is a lifestyle and not an "ATM"? [closed]

I get that often. I meet a lot of people who have some sort of troubles in their life and they show interest in reading the Bible to heal themselves. However, the majority of these people just ...
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What is the basis for Topical Preaching?

Related: What is the basis for Systematic Expository Preaching? Topical preaching is rather self-explanatory - the preacher picks a topic, then finds bible passages or verses related to or ...
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What is the basis for Systematic Expository Preaching?

Related: What is the basis for Topical Preaching? Expository preaching is, in short, preaching through the Bible or a complete portion of the Bible and expounding upon the topics and applications ...
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Should women give sermons? [closed]

"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let ...
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