Volume 1, Number 6
Objectivity and Subjectivity in Lutheran Preaching
A lot of sermons betray that the preacher is not clear about the relationship between the objective and the subjective… . Luther’s heart ached for something solid, something outside of himself that could give him assurance of where he stood with God… . Another objective reality is that God’s chosen substitute provided the perfection God demanded and paid in full the awful penalty God demanded.
Appropriate Language for Your Sermon
Sermon language must not only be clear enough to be understood, but so clear that it cannot be misunderstood… . It’s therefore important for the preacher to make sure that there is a constant stream of concrete sensory images behind his words… . Well written sermons do not leave our hearers guessing what we mean.