Dudley Hall is a recognized teacher who has been blessed with extraordinary gifts for equipping the body of Christ. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree from Samford University. Dudley’s formal ministry began in college leading youth evangelism crusades. Sensing a need for discipleship training beyond the initial “sinner’s prayer” experience, he developed a follow-up program to citywide evangelistic crusades that touched thousands. He has helped plant churches throughout the United States and Africa.
Dudley is passionate about the centrality of Jesus Christ and the proclamation and practice of the New Testament gospel. He mentors young men, business leaders, pastors and ministry leaders, connecting the generations in a single-minded pursuit of knowing the Father as only a son can.
Dudley is gifted in empowering men to embrace their masculine spirituality and leadership roles. His teaching and discipleship materials are used around the world.
Dudley has authored several books including Grace Works, Incense & Thunder, Glad to be Left Behind, Men In Their Own Skin, Orphans No More, When Hard Times Come, Follow Me and his latest a children’s book laced with gospel truth: Shorty the Substitute Ram.
He is a sought-after speaker, an engaging preacher, an effective consultant, and a trusted spiritual father. As the founder and President of Kerygma Ventures, Dudley is most at home on the beautiful 350 acre Tesoro Escondido Ranch discipling and training leaders in all spheres of life. Dudley and his wife, Betsy, live in Grapevine, Texas. They have two grown children and six grandkids.
- Dudley Hall – Grace for the Orphaned Spirit
An outstanding teaching on how the grace of God heals the orphaned spirit and the accompanying performance orientation that is often attached to it.
Published On :- 2013-Feb-21st
In short, the Kerygma is the gospel.
The Greek word kerygma describes what was a well-known practice in the ancient world. When a king wanted to publicize his decrees throughout his realm, he would send a kerux, what we know in English as a town crier or herald. Often a trusted advisor or confidant of the king, the kerux or herald would travel throughout the empire announcing the kerygma–the news the king wanted delivered. This was especially important in the context of war. When the king’s army won a great battle thereby conquering new territory, the herald would travel within the newly acquire regions announcing the victory and proclaiming the order of the newly expanded kingdom.
In Mark 1, as he is launching his earthly ministry, Jesus himself takes on this role. Verses 14-15: “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.'” He announced the coming of a new kingdom and explained what it took to live in it: repentance and faith.
The New Testament apostles quickly adopted this imagery and language to describe their roles as heralds traveling through the earthly realm announcing the arrival and victory of King Jesus and explaining the order of his kingdom. They were declaring a kerygma–a proclamation they were called to deliver to the world. The essence of this proclamation is the good news (euangelion). It is the announcement that the time all of history was waiting for had come; the king had arrived; and through his death, resurrection and exaltation, he had won the victory and was enforcing his kingdom. This message animated the early church. It drove Paul and the other apostles to risk–and ultimately give up–their lives for just another opportunity to make the announcement.
Over the years, the Kerygma became the designation for the essential, irreducible elements of the apostolic gospel of the New Testament church. In it’s most basic form it contains five elements. The Kerygma is the declaration that:
The coming of Jesus Christ fulfills all the promises of history and inaugurates the kingdom of God on earth;
Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection accomplishes the forgiveness of sin;
From his exalted position as ascended Messiah, Jesus rules all things;
The presence of the Holy Spirit signifies his present reign and empowers believers to fulfill their destiny as image-bearers; and
This declaration demands a response of repentance and complete trust.
When the apostles preached the kerygma they were not just telling about Jesus, his teachings, and his miracles. He was present in their preaching, and thus those who heard them would either embrace him or reject him. To some it would be scandalous. To others it would be foolish. But to those who could hear, it was supernatural power and divine wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:21-25). Paul refused to let traditional oratory or human persuasion get in the way of the message. He wanted the fruit of the proclamation to be personal faith rather than understanding or applause.
Kerygma Ventures recently changed our name from Successful Christian Living Ministries because kerygma more fully communicates the content of our message and the solemnity of our mission. We are under mandate to announce what God has done in Christ with all its ramifications. We are also under constraint to accurately proclaim and practice nothing beyond and nothing short of his gospel. If we just preach about him or his teachings, we fail. We must present him. In the power of the Spirit, we expect his word to accomplish what it always does when it goes forth. The miracles that accompany his word will affirm that he is still proclaiming the arrival of the kingdom of God.
Dudley Hall – Grace for the Orphaned Spirit
- God’s grants us a grace so that we can do the big jobs [ Segment :- Minute 2 to Minute 4 ]
- Some people take grace to mean passivity
- But, God makes us so that we can do hard things
- Said to Adam, subdue the Heart
- Noah built an ark
- Took him 120 years do so
- Leave your land to a land that I will show you
- Moses bring these people out of Egypt
- Many people
- Israel keep my commandments
- Conquer the land
- Love your enemies
- Do not judge
- Be holy, because I am holy
- As a son you enjoy the miraculously presence of God
- Once Adam and Eve sinned they started to hide as they knew they had sinned against God
- They are in a speculative mode
- All religion came from behind that Bush
- What does God want
- I wonder what it is going to take to appease him
- What do you have to do, to get back to Eden
- What will it take to enjoy life
- Well it takes getting back to the highest mountain
- Child Sacrifice