sermon text, preaching, hebrew
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The questions, Shall the preacher use a text? and, Shall the preacher preach the Word of God? are not identical. The preacher should always preach the Word of God, but this he might do without the use of a sermon text. The use of a sermon text, however, has not only come to be an established custom, but there are good reasons for continuing this custom: it makes for bettor preaching.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
John 12:48; John 8:31-32; 1 Peter 1:25; 1 John 2:20; Psalm 119:125; Acts 16:14; Luke 17:11-14; Matthew 13:10-17;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Fritz, J. H.
"The Thorough Exegetical Study of the Sermon Text the Conditio sine qua Non for Good Sermonizing,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 5, Article 26.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol5/iss1/26