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Q&A: Are words necessary when preaching the Gospel?

Ask GoodLion: Are words necessary when preaching the Gospel, or is the often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi quote “Preach the Gospel.... and if Necessary use words” good advice? Aaron and Brian dive into the necessity of preaching when it comes to “preaching the Gospel.” ------------------- Ask GoodLion is a video series from Aaron Salvato & Brian Higgins, two Bible-theology nerds and hosts of The GoodLion Podcast (https://goodlion.io/glp/​). These guys love theology, deep thinking,…
GoodLion Ministries
March 4, 2021

36. Emotionally Aware Teaching

In the search for truth, sometimes we ignore the emotional state of our people. To teach the Bible effectively, we need to remain aware of the emotions of our congregations. This episode talks about the balance between truth and emotion in Bible teaching as well as some practical ways this balance can inform your teaching. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
November 18, 2019

35. Crafting a Teaching Calendar

Everyone prepares for what they find important. In our Bible teaching, it's important that we prepare ahead of time. A good teaching calendar can help you teach prepared in many ways. This episode discusses the importance of a teaching calendar, what a good teaching calendar includes, and ways to start getting yourself on this healthy schedule. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
November 11, 2019

34. Applications Without Legalism

Many people think being a Christian is a list of rules to follow. Unfortunately, bad application methods can reinforce wrong ideas about God. In this episode, we define legalism, mention some ways legalism can creep into our teaching, and give some better methods for applying a message. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
November 4, 2019

33. Don’t Assume What Your Audience Knows

Teaching above the head of your audience is a great way to get them to tune out. In this episode, we discuss how to make sure you're staying on track with your audience. We discuss the importance of teaching to your people as well as ways to keep every member of your audience included. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
October 28, 2019

32. Teaching Without Notes

Many Bible teachers feel like slaves to their notes. But breaking free can be a scary process. This episode talks about the need to learn this important skill as well as gives some tips for how to begin learning to teach without notes. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
October 7, 2019

31. Dealing With Discouragement

Every Bible teacher will face discouragement at some point. The question for Bible teachers is what they'll do when discouragement comes. This episode talks about analyzing your discouragement, finding the helpful truths in it, and not dwelling on it for too long. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
September 16, 2019

30. The Teacher as Servant

Jesus came to be a servant, not to receive service from us. Bible teachers need to follow his example. This episode examines some bad motives that may slip into the hearts of Bible teachers. It also point to the right motive to teach as well as provides some practical ways we can serve people in our teaching. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
September 2, 2019

29. Being Personal vs. Making It About You

For Bible teachers, it can be hard to be transparent. We want to be honest with our listeners, but how much is too much to share? This episode helps answer that question and dives into practical ways to balance transparency with wisdom. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
August 26, 2019

28. Can You Study Too Much For A Sermon?

Can you reach a point in your study where it stops being helpful? The answer to that might actually be yes! At some point, a Bible teacher needs to know it's time to stop preparing and trust what they have. This episode dives into what it means to overstudy, how you can know you might be over studying, and why this topic should not lead to lazy prep work. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
GoodLion Ministries
August 19, 2019