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#32393 Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:45 PM
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JoeK asked a question concerning the reason why "many" Calvinistic preachers only preach topically and not expository sermons. Thus, I am wondering if the Church is even in worse disrepair than I thought?

PLEASE take this poll ONLY if your pastor is a Calvinist.

Please select (Q-1) the "closest" sermon style your pastor uses on a "regular basis." Please note if he uses them all about equally then use the "All the Above" answer.

Then select (Q-2) his normal presentation style (Scripted, Extemporaneous, Impromptu).

Of course, this may be discussed below.

PS: When discussing "your" pastor please include his educational vita curriculum.

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Scripted preaching - preaching with previous preparation and is delivered with assistance of notes or a script,

Extemporaneous preaching - preaching without notes, but normally prepared in advance.

Impromptu preaching - preaching without previous preparation and thus no notes.



My Pastor Preaches Primarily ___ Sermons:
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My Pastors Use of Notes Is:
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Joe,

What's the difference between extemporaneous and impromtu?

And, what do you mean by including his educational vita curriculum?

My current Pastor preaches expository sermons but his is a passage at a time. By passage I mean a paragraph or two at a time. (whenever the verse number is darkened) And his
execution style is primarily scripted.

My former Pastor preached expository sermons but his was more like a verse (or a couple) at a time. He may not get as far into the sermon as he thought, so he just pick up where he left off the next week. It took him over two years to get through Exodus. His execution style is either extemporaneous or impromptu (are both) whatever is meant by the two. He studied what the verses meant and the context, but his applications were more extemporaneous and he had a few favorite applications that were impromptu. (if I can separate the two.)

Regarding Kyle (CovenantinBlood) post, I think you have misread him.

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Scripted preaching - preaching with previous preparation and is delivered with assistance of notes or a script,

Extemporaneous preaching - preaching without notes, but normally prepared in advance.

Impromptu preaching - preaching without previous preparation and thus no notes.

Your right about Kyle's statement. Someway I read the word "an" into his post; i.e. My Calvinist minister has only done "an" expository sermons that I recall. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/drop.gif" alt="" />

Thanks for catching that. I amended the original post. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bravo.gif" alt="" />


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Your right about Kyle's statement. Someway I read the word "an" into his post; i.e. My Calvinist minister has only done "an" expository sermons that I recall. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/drop.gif" alt="" />

Thanks for catching that. I amended the original post. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bravo.gif" alt="" />

Oh man, that would have seriously affected the meaning of my reply! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bif.gif" alt="" />


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Your right about Kyle's statement. Someway I read the word "an" into his post; i.e. My Calvinist minister has only done "an" expository sermons that I recall. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/drop.gif" alt="" />

Thanks for catching that. I amended the original post. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bravo.gif" alt="" />

Oh man, that would have seriously affected the meaning of my reply! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bif.gif" alt="" />
Yea, that was almost a Jehovah Witness special edition. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/rofl.gif" alt="" />


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Funny!

Besides....

How can you preach just one expository sermon? I mean, doesn't that kind of defeat the point?

Interesting that all of us selected expository, and almost all selected scripted. I always thought it was more evenly divided between scripted and extemporaneous. It would also have been interesting to ask what age your pastor was. Mine is in his early 30s, and he preaches expositorily and scripted.

I can't really think of a whole lot of impromptu expository preachers. Although, James White did mention that some texts he has gone through so many times that he could do a seermon on it at second's notice. John 6, for example.


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Funny!

Besides....

How can you preach just one expository sermon?

Interesting that all of us selected expository, and almost all selected scripted. I always thought it was more evenly divided between scripted and extemporaneous. (Can't really think of a whole lot of impromptu expository preachers)

George Whitfield once preached upon the same text multiple times in a row until his listeners started to apply it.


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(Can't really think of a whole lot of impromptu expository preachers)
Then you really need to watch "The Voice of Victory" with Kenneth Copeland and company. Now THERE'S a classic example of someone going through the Bible "impromptu". No...... I'm NOT endorsing Copeland, other than for the sole purpose of shock treatment. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


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George Whitfield once preached upon the same text multiple times in a row until his listeners started to apply it.

A.....a....apply?

Oh yeah.... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bingo.gif" alt="" />


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He must have to go through the whole Bible, or else he wouldn't find all those crazy things meant for single individuals and then apply it to everyone.


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George Whitfield once preached upon the same text multiple times in a row until his listeners started to apply it.

A.....a....apply?

Oh yeah.... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bingo.gif" alt="" />

Yeah application its a lost process.


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My pastor uses the expository style with prepared notes. We've been going through Matthew since my family started going there about four years ago and they were in chapter 16 or 17 at the time. We are now in chapter 26. He takes breaks occasionally and preaches topically. He and his twin brother are the pastors. They both went to UC Berkeley for their undergrad and then attended Westminster Seminary in Escondido, CA.

We post the sermons on the web if anyone is interested in listening.

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Then you really need to watch "The Voice of Victory" with Kenneth Copeland and company.

This is because Copeland has such a <table style="filter:glow (color=#FF0000 strength=2)">gifted</table> command of the Scripture.

BTW, if you didn't know, you can easily send money or even will your estate to his TV ministry! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/broke.gif" alt="" />

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How can you preach just one expository sermon?
There are a few small books in the Bible. I once saw someone preach the whole book of Jude in an expository ("one" sermon). It was an one hour sermon, but he finished it. However, it would have been much better in about 10 or so sermons.


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