Preaching in Portuguese

I am thankful that I was able to preach an entire sermon in Portuguese this past Sunday.  I not only prepared the message in Portuguese but I also prepared slides so that people could follow the message easier.

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Beginning of the Sermon

The message was written in manuscript form and was on Hebrews 2:1-4 with the title A Great Salvation.  There were three points to the passage, A Great Savior, A Great Message, and The Great Messengers.

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Looking Up from the Reading

There are many different errors that I can remember in my sermon.  Of the problems that I identified there were none that are not correctable.  I am so thankful for the gracious people who listened to my sermon and gave me many compliments after in spite of the miss prounced words, poorly contrasted slides, and poor reading skills.

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The Power Point needs work

I am so thankful that despite all of the errors this still represented great progress in my Portuguese language abilities.  I am also thankful for all of the kind words of encouragement from not only the members of the church but also from the visitors who came not expecting an American to be preaching.  Most of all I am thankful that the LORD will continue to do his work through his word even with the poor delivery from this messenger.

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Making an emphatic point

 

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One thought on “Preaching in Portuguese

  1. This is such great news, Benjamin. I have been specifically praying for your language acquisition, and particularly for you preparing and delivering messages in Portuguese. PTL for the sermon, the delivery, the reception and your positive acceptance of progress in this difficult arena of language acquisition. I also continue to pray for the specific individuals in your daily life who have helped and continue to help you with pronunciation, etc. Woo Hoo!!! Love and prayer, Auntie Carolyn

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