Concordia Theological Monthly

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Homiletical Help


homiletics, nassau pericopes

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The homiletic material presented for the church year 1947-1948 differs from that of other years in a twofold way. First, we are presenting an entirely new series of pericopes, that of the Nassau System, gotten out by Bishop Heydenreich in 1843. His system presents texts for a period of seven years. We have not strictly chosen the texts of any one particular year, nor have we limited ourselves exclusively to texts from the four Gospels. Secondly, instead of the usual longer sermon outline, we are giving a few brief paragraphs referring to the suitability of the text for the particular Sunday, its meaning, any pitfalls that should be avoided, special emphases that need to be given, any problem that may present itself, and the goal which the preacher should have in mind. To this we are adding a very brief sermon outline. We trust that this change in texts and sermon material will appeal to our preachers.


Practical Theology

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

Luke 19:1-10; Luke 17:20-25; Luke 3:1-6; John 8:12-14; Luke 2:1-14; John 11:25-29; Matthew 25:14-30;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars