Volume 1, Issue 1
Welcome to Preach the Word
An Exciting New Worship Resource
Welcome to this premier issue…The Commission on Worship shall have an interest in … preaching
A Garland of Four Strands
Quoting Luther, “When I read the Bible, I try to braid a garland of four strands.” – Teaching, Confession, Thanksgiving, Petition
Why This Newsletter?
There are some basic principles which must be respected by the man who constructs sermons . . We not only write sermons that we hope are workmanlike; we want our sermons to deserve to be called Lutheran.
The Remoter Preparation
The care and feeding of your own faith has simply got to get higher priority than your family or your congregation.
“Text analysis” … is an indispensable part of sermon preparation. … I have no business standing in a pulpit announcing: “This is what the Lord says!” unless I am absolutely sure I know what the Lord actually said in the text I just read.
Sermon Themes or Sermon Titles
A properly worded theme is more than a title (or topic); it’s a proposition, a declarative statement.