The act of leading a congregation in prayer gives voice to present hope and future expectation by invoking the memory of God’s person, works and promises. In corporate prayer, the people of God remember who God is, and who they are. Remember that in public prayer you are a remembrancer. When a pastor leads in …

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The use of language in preaching does more than convey information, it helps bring to heard and mind the emotions that the information should evoke. The words, images, and stories used should help disciples of Jesus resonate with their memories of past experiences of God’s grace in their lives. Remembrancers stir the affections not with …

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A helpful observation that provides and insight when approaching Old Testament texts in order to teach them to disciples of Jesus. The children of the covenants, both old and new, tend to forget. Jeffrey D Arthurs, Preaching As Reminding, IVP, 2017, pg 30. They’re good questions to ask of the text: “What were the people …

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Jeffrey Arthur grounds preaching as proclamation about the memory of the God who remembers his people and forgets their sins, because those people are inclined to forget about the grace of God and focus on their sin. As practical theology, preaching as reminding is built on theology proper — the character and actions of God. …

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