Concordia Theological Monthly

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Homemade Homiletics

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Homiletical Help


pastor, sermon, homiletics, preach

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Homiletics is that branch of theology which treats of homilies, or the making of sermons. And when I have chosen as my theme "Homemade Homiletics," It means just that. They are sermons which have been prayed over, thought out, worked out, polished off, and put into final form for their delivery by the pastor himself. For while we often hear from our pulpits good, soundly doctrinal sermons, which are both instructive and edifying, yea, at times most inspiring, the making of the sermon has all too often been but a gleaning from what other men have thought through and developed. And so, while those who hear the sermon may go home strengthened and encouraged for the tasks ahead of them in the coming week, the pastor will limp home looking for crutches on which to steady himself when he again ascends the pulpit. The sermon will not have proved as helpful to the preacher himself as it would have proved had he faithfully labored over theme and divisions as their originator and perfecter himself.


Biblical Studies

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Hebrews 5:12; Numbers 14:24; Jeremiah 17:5; Hebrews 13:7; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Peter 4:11; 2 Peter 3:18; Galatians 3:1;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars