This is Mr. Bones. He’s not much. He is just bare bones.
Point to your heart, Mr. Bones. He cannot. He is just bones. Where is your brain, Mr. Bones? Mr. Bones does not know. He is just bare bones.
As a matter of fact, Mr. Bones cannot tell you anything except about his bones. That is all. He is just bones.
Yes, I’m trying to make a point. When preaching a sermon, some men like to create a Powerpoint that is no more than a bullet-point of their bare bones outline. They may stand in the pulpit for fifty or sixty minutes and talk about an entire chapter of a book of the Bible. But, they have not come to the meat because all they have delivered is bare bones.
A very wise man once taught me that when the Bible uses the word, “therefore,” it is because it is telling us what we are there for (forgive the dangling participle). The apostle Peter on Pentecost stood and said, “For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel,” (Acts 2:15-16 NASB). That statement, “this is what” or in the King James Version, “this is that,” is the point of this article.
Unless we communicate what it is we are teaching from the Bible, we have wasted our time and the time of our hearers.
We need to put meat on Mr. Bones, brethren. Just using Powerpoint and reading our outline from it is not preaching. We have got to tell people what we are THERE FORE! If we do not, we have wasted our time and the time of our hearers.
Thus endeth the lesson.