A biblical sermon is God communicating with humanity. The words are completely human. And yet God is active. In preaching, God solicits our participation in communication, utilising preachers to draw the world into conversation. No sermon is immaculately conceived; it’s words of a thoroughly human preacher delivered in the name of the same relentlessly redemptive …

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Biblical preaching allows the variety of the text to determine the message, it does not rely on the preacher’s discretion to import other Scriptures to balance its message – making the sermon the product of the preacher’s understanding. It allows each passage to speak for itself, and then next time the next passage will speak …

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Preaching God’s word is more interesting that anything a preacher concoct themselves. It also frees us from the anxiety of having to attempt to guess what the hearers want to hear and focus instead with assurance on what God wants to say. To be forced by Scripture to be servants of the demanding Word, rather …

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Jesus’ preaching is challenging to use as a model. Many did not understand what they heard. Jesus did not seem to spend time clarifying himself. And there were many who may not have understood exactly what he was saying, but their reaction demonstrated the point they believed he was making meant that they were implacably …

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