Volume 2, Number 1
Single Focus for Each New Issue of Preach the Word
Each issue will focus on one aspect of preaching the Word. This issue will emphasize the importance of preaching timely sermons.
Good preaching will reflect that we have an understanding of the times in which we live, a familiarity with the Zeitgeist… .You must also be familiar with your own people, their social life, their intellectual life. Timely sermons will have a ring of relevance about them.
What Others Have Said About Timely Sermons
Every sermon should acquire a certain timbre from the congregational context within which it is delivered. It should have localized resonance … You will find that you can render a real service when you take things of current interest that your people are thinking about and relate them to the work of the kingdom or show what the gospel means in such situations.
Onward and Upward: A Timely Sermon Excerpt
Anyone who has ever climbed a mountain – or even if you’ve just been out hiking on a trail that has some “up” to it, you can relate to what the Apostle Paul is saying in Philippians… . You can see the goal, and you’re willing to endure whatever pain it takes to reach the objective.