- Communicating and listening to God's voice in the sermon
- God-centered vs. man-centered preaching
- Preaching for real life-change
The sermon event is not about wrestling with man's perceived needs and interests, but about encountering God's Word with integrity. Crucial areas are discussed such as: the Biblical foundation, philosophical framework, and practical implications for shaping individual listeners and congregations into the image of Jesus Christ. The author addresses numerous neglected subjects such as the purpose of the Bible, the unique roles of the pastoral preacher and his listeners, and the responsibility of preaching and listening for community development.
About the Author
Dr. Jim Shaddix is the Senior Pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado. Shaddix was Associate Professor of Preaching as well as Dean of Chapel at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1992, Dr. Shaddix earned his Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He went on to receive a Doctor of Philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996. In addition, he directed both the Professional Doctoral and Field Education programs at the seminary. Books authored by Dr. Shaddix include, The Passion Driven Sermon and Power In the Pulpit, which he co-authored with Dr. Jerry Vines who is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida.