I recently read a few online articles on preaching relevant sermons. Numerous helpful points of advice were made. Surprisingly, not one of them had to do with finding a text of scripture that taught something pertinent to a congregation’s needs. Why is this a problem? Because many come to church assuming that the bible as […]
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Although frequently misrepresented as bland, methodical and staid, the Puritans were actually models of passionate pastoral care and most notably in their sermons. To them the clarity and passion with which God spoke in scripture was to be emulated in the pulpit. Although their preaching format (which usually involved explanation distinctly followed by application) might […]
Homeliticians and theologians of the left, having essentially surrendered the Bible to modernity, are scrambling frenetically to snatch something of significance from Scripture to fill the yawning abyss of emptiness. Thus has come the stampede towards preaching narrative in doing theology narratively (David Larsen).
Previously I wrote on some unique aspects of Jude’s family background that we can draw from the greetings in his epistle. How should one preach this kind of information though? I personally have always found the introductions to epistles difficult to preach. However, Jude is easier than most. Jude has some factors in common with […]