This informative resource presents practical ways to reach your listeners with the message of Law and Gospel. It lays out the theology and process of homiletics in an effective goal-malady-means approach.
This book attempts to relate the many facets of Christian preaching, its preparation and delivery, to a covering theological principle, namely, that preaching is God's Word in Christ to people. This principle is in the forefront of contemporary Christian thought because of fresh interest in Biblical studies, concern for the theology of the church, and new insight into the meaning of the Word of God.
It has three parts:
- God has redeemed men through Christ to be His own and puts the Word of Christ on the lips of people to give men life and faith.
- The Scriptures set forth God's plan in Christ and hence are the primary source and shape of this message.
- The people who have come to faith in God through Christ are His church and need to receive and to give His Word for their life.