Concordia Theological Monthly

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preaching, doctrinal, sermons, conferences, congregations, inspirational, pastors attitude, admonition, confirmation, (2)

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Among the eighty brethren who replied to the questionnaire submitted in the lost issue of this journal sixty-five went on record as being deeply concerned about the preaching that is being done in our Synod at the present time. They claim to have observed certain definite symptoms which must be regarded either as positive evidences of decline or as a handwriting on the wall warning us that a decline is bound to come unless we give more attention to the preparation and the delivery of our sermons. The following paragraphs present a number of the most interesting statements received on this point.


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1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:15-16; 2 Timothy 1:12; Galatians 1:15-16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars