Concordia Theological Monthly

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preacher, sermon

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Taking it for granted that the sermon should be based on a certain text, the question arises, Shall it be a long or a short text? By a long text we do not necessarily mean a text of ten to twenty or more verses. The pericope for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Rom. 18, 8-10, although containing only three verses, is not a short text. And speaking of a short text, we do not mean a brief saying of Scripture which is torn out of its context and given a meaning different from that which it originally had, nor a few words of Scripture that are chosen merely for novelty's sake.


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Romans 13:8-10; John 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 1:7; Luke 11:5-13;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars