Just why exactly does the cross of Christ need to be central in preaching and teaching? This article explores the reason.
This article spells out the historical difference between an orator and a herald. The former adapted his message to his audience in order achieve desired results; the latter had his message set for him by another, and so he was not results-driven but obedience-driven. The Corinthians wanted an orator, but Paul was a herald.
"How did you like the sermon?" This is just a wrong question to ask, because sermons are not for liking. Instead, as the article suggests, the question could be: What did you learn from the sermon?
This article encourages the right handling of God's truth, such that preaching also appeals to the affections of the hearers after the preacher himself has been affected by the Word.
For preaching to be effective, the preacher needs to understand the paradigms surrounding him. This article shows that there is a paradigm shift that preaching must take into consideration in three themes: God, man, and godliness. Understanding this shift is crucial for the faithfulness and effectiveness of preaching.
How would you define the gospel? As something, or someone? This article stresses the need for seeing the gospel as the crucified and risen Christ.
This article provides pastoral direction to those called to preach on predestination. It considers the teaching of predestination itself, the reason for teaching it, and the effect of predestination upon the believer.
Does preaching still have any meaning in our time and age? Is the sermon a relic of the past? This essay wants to reflect on the theological question of what preaching really is. The true renewal of preaching can only happen in the way of understanding the real nature and function of preaching. A renewal on the level of preaching technique alone is not really a renewal at all. In the New Testament, we find the origin of what Christian preaching is. Some key terms used for preaching are examined.