Concordia Theological Monthly

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preaching, pulpit, sermons, lutheran, christian, salvation, clergy, denominations, doctrine

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In the course of the last fifteen or twenty years much was said and done to discredit the pulpit as an instrument of power in the building of the kingdom of God. Even within the sanctuary itself strident voices proclaimed with prophetic finality that the pulpit had lost its power and that the day of preaching had passed forever. Systematic efforts were put forth in many quarters to supplant the preacher by religious technicians in the fields of worship, education, social service, and organization; and men quite generally staked their hopes for a virile and world-conquering Church upon agencies and methods designed specifically to meet the challenge of the new age.


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John 6:63; 2 Timothy 4:2; 2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 15:4;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars