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BardOfXiix
#1 Jul 22 2017 06:09pm
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I've recently made a new friend whose father is a pastor. He happens to preach at a church fairly close to where I live, so I told her "let me know when he's doing a good sermon and I'll show up." My intent was for her to tell me when he was preaching on a subject that he himself was fairly passionate about, but it seems as though the shoe is now on the other foot.

He's told me to pick a topic and he'll do a sermon on it.

My question to you all is multi-fold:

What topic would YOU request? Why?
What topic would you like to learn more about/what confuses you about the Bible?
What are some more obscure/lesser-known facets of Biblical study that you find interesting that the average Christian might not know about?

I'm not looking to try some form of one-upmanship, but I am looking to take this unique opportunity to learn about something more advanced than the average sermon might provide.
ChivasRegal
#2 Jul 22 2017 07:04pm
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A difficult question to answer IMO. All sermons/topics have some kind of relevance in our daily lives, whether it be regarding ourselves or family and friends.
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#3 Jul 22 2017 09:40pm
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Problem of Evil

However, John Lennox is the only one that comes close in tackling that issue. Very hard to preach on, but if your pastor is a good one, can give it a try
kai_jph
#4 Jul 23 2017 03:06am
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Ive always liked sermons about evidence for inteligence design for creation

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BardOfXiix
#5 Jul 24 2017 01:46pm
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Quote (JohnMiller92 @ Jul 22 2017 08:40pm)
Problem of Evil

However, John Lennox is the only one that comes close in tackling that issue. Very hard to preach on, but if your pastor is a good one, can give it a try


Just listened to it, and I think I agree with your statement "comes close". While he uses a reasonable defense to explain human evils in the world (and, indeed, the same defense I myself have used), his attempt to draw parallelism towards the question of pain fell flat. I did enjoy the talk though, so thanks for the recommendation.



I'm thinking of going for something from the OT. My grasp on a lot of the core concepts in the OT is certainly lacking, and a direction in which I could expand my knowledge greatly. Also, there's this curiously hovering question of "how much of the OT applies to Christians today and what do we do with it?", which people seem to have answers ALL across the board on. Gets into Mosaic law a bit and Jesus's seemingly contradictory statements with regards to whether he came to abolish the old law or uphold the old law, and leads nicely into the new covenant in Christ.

But I know a bit about that part already so I'm wondering if you guys have any cool concepts you've enjoyed within the OT that might lend themselves either towards further study or a sermon?
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