A sermon is "an applicatory declaration, spoken in God's name and for his praise, in which some part of the written Word of God delivers through the preacher some part of its message about God and godliness in relation to those whom the preacher addresses." This way of understanding preaching is based on a certain view of the nature of Scripture and the task of the preacher. This is what the article explains, and then it shows how this has implications for listening to sermons.
Just why exactly does the cross of Christ need to be central in preaching and teaching? This article explores the reason.
From Galatians 6:14-15 this article shows that the gospel is all about Jesus Christ, and there is no room for adding anything to it or subtracting from it.
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.
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.
This article looks at the purpose, power, content, character, and goal of preaching. It is on pages 30-43.
This article considers a trend towards simplistic preaching, which will leave a congregation immature and infantile. The author pleads for the full preaching of the gospel that will bring maturity to all who have ears to hear.