It is common enough to equate preaching that challenges people to be thought ‘prophetic’ (and preaching that encourages people to be thought ‘pastoral’). But prophetic proclamation is not a heralding of people’s need to improve their behaviour (nor is pastoral exhortation assuring people that they’re doing okay). Prophetic preaching is an invitation to turn and …

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A sound understanding of what the Gospel is forms a reliable foundation for understanding the form and nature of preaching. With true Gospel the focus is on God, the implications of which are the basis of human response. Gospel is not a set of ideas, a precious something tucked into our hearts, a decision we …

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