sermon, theme, prayer, exhortation
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The theme of the sermon is a proposition, or a statement, expressed in a few words. Yet Phelps, in his book of well-nigh six hundred pages, The Theory of Preaching, devotes eighty-two pages (pp. 282-364:) to a discussion of the proposition, or the theme, of the sermon: its definition, necessity, substance, and form. Why? Because of the importance of the sermon theme. The theme is the sermon in nuce; the sermon is the theme unfolded, or developed.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; John 16:23; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Fritz, J. H.
"The Theme of the Sermon,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 4, Article 52.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol4/iss1/52