Applying the Bible in new covenant terms encourages disciples of Jesus to know who they are, to know the life that is our relationship with God. Otherwise application can simply sound like stop this, do that, try harder; it can sound like every negative experience either means you’ve done something wrong, or you simply need …

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The sermon is human speech and divine communication. The imperfections and limitations of the speakers bring us to understand that any fruit is due to the presence of the risen Christ who is the word. …whereas our voices fail, crack under the strain and fade, ricochet off the walls of the church and die, the …

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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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