Concordia Theological Monthly

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preaching, gospel, grace, faith, communicate, sermons, protestant

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


All of us have been preaching the crucial doctrines of sin and grace Sunday after Sunday, year after year, but have we really been "communicating" these cardinal doctrines which are the Christian faith? "To communicate" means "to impart, convey, share, make it so that we hold in oneness" truths with others. Have we been achieving this end? Or while our preaching has been strictly orthodox in content, have we perhaps been employing words and phrases and thought forms which ricochet off the minds of our people like petty rifle bullets off a Patton rank? Have the minds of our people perhaps become so hardened to our many pet, trite, worn, meaningless verbal pellets that no genuine impression is made? There are many indications that exactly this is the case.


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Laity; Ministers; Scholars