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Overview Each chapter of this insightful books explores a different occasion and offers the perspective, encouragement and practical advice pastors need as they plan messages for baptisms, weddings, funerals, infant presentations and evangelistic services. Through this useful book, pastors will discover how Christ-centered special-occasion preaching can make a difference in the lives of their listeners.
Publishers Description Sooner or later, every pastor will be called on to conduct special services. Baptisms, weddings, funerals, infant presentations, and evangelistic services, each in their own way, challenge pastors to find the right words to mark the occasion. Preaching for Special Services will help pastors prepare sermons for these special services. Each chapter explores a different occasion and offers the perspective, encouragement, and practical advice that pastors need as they plan their messages. Through this useful book, pastors will discover how Christ-centered special occasion preaching can make a difference in the lives of their listeners.
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Scott M. Gibson (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is The Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching; Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching; Director of Th.M. Program in Preaching; Director of the A.J. Gordon Guild at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including The Big Idea of Biblical Preaching: Connecting the Bible to People; Preaching and Discipleship: Rethinking our Perspective on Planning Sermons and Maturing Believers; Should We Use Someone Else's Sermon? Preaching in a Cut and Paste World; Preaching the Old Testament; Preaching to a Shifting Culture: 12 Perspectives on Preaching That Connects, and Making a Difference in Preaching: Haddon Robinson on Biblical Preaching.
Scott M. Gibson currently resides in South Hamilton, in the state of Massachusetts. Scott M. Gibson was born in 1957.
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A Practical Guide Sep 29, 2005
Gibson has offered a concise, practical guide for those in the trenches of pastoral ministry. In this book he outlines the goals and technique for 5 practical "special" services that a minister might be expected to officiate: Weddings, Funerals, Communion, Baptism, and an After Dinner Speech. Those in pastoral ministry or those preparing for it should seriously consider this read.