Adventist sermons must be founded in sound biblical scripture and teachings of Jesus Christ. Adventist sermons can be as charismatic and as interesting as the preacher delivering the sermon. Throughout my life I have heard many Adventist sermons in what would be classified as Protestant churches and there seems to me to be a fairly distinct difference between those and a sermon or mass delivered at a Catholic Church.
I was raised Catholic and participated in a lot of church activities throughout my teen years with my local Catholic Church. When I went off to college I was exposed to members of other branches of Christianity. For the longest time I thought that when you went to church on a Sunday morning every single church would be fairly similar in how they deliver the word of Jesus Christ.
When I was a child growing up and I went to Catholic mass on Sunday morning for the most part each sermon was fairly low-key and each mass was filled with many traditions that were repeated week after week. When I went to my first Protestant church I was exposed to a variety of Adventist sermons, from various different preachers.
The first notable difference between one of the Adventist sermons and a Catholic sermon was that the Adventist sermons seem to be a lot livelier. The preacher was much more charismatic in a way that he delivered his message to the congregation. He was free to walk around the church with his arms raised high being extremely expressive with his body language. His inflection lowered and raised with the point he was trying to convey to his congregation. Overall when listening to one of the Adventist sermons, to me it seemed like a much more engaging experience.
Listening to one of the Adventist sermons was a bit of culture shock. I enjoyed listening to the Adventist sermons, but at the same time I was taken aback a bit. Where I was raised, my Catholic mass was a quiet introspective time for me to be with God. While at one of the Adventist sermons it was more of a time to praise and show your love for God.
I am very pleased that I have been able to experience a Catholic mass and also many Adventist sermons in addition to many other Church activities. If you’re reading this and wondering if I am a Catholic or Protestant or a Baptist, I don’t consider myself any of them. I have had the opportunity to see how each one of these branches of Christianity expressed themselves and I respect them deeply. For me though the most important part of being a Christian is the personal relationship with Jesus Christ. So on one Sunday you might find me in a Catholic church praising Jesus. The next Sunday you might find me in a Protestant church listening to an Adventist sermon. The Sunday after that you might find me in a Baptist congregation praising Jesus Christ.
So no matter where you hang your hat in terms of going to church or running a youth ministry keep an open mind to how different people praise and show their love for Jesus Christ. As long as your sermons or Bible lessons are founded incorrect sound biblical scripture you are doing God’s work.
If you ever have a chance in life, even if you are not Protestant or evangelical, listen to one of the Adventist sermons at a local church and see how you like it!
Source by JamieCG