Volume 5, Number 5
Repetition without reflection can turn quickly into “same old, same old.” Nonetheless, from a rhetorical point of view, repetition is still the mother of learning. Repetition can aide the preacher, too.
Is That Really What God is Saying Here?
Preach the text! God was perfectly satisfied to inspire it in the form that you see it. Let him speak his text to his people when you enter the pulpit as his reporter.
Tidbits on Preaching…from Luther
Dr. Martin Luther offers insights into the value and use of words, logic, rhetoric, and illustrations for preaching.
The preacher always wants to deliver the message of God’s Word in such a way that the Holy Spirit is not hindered from penetrating the hearts and minds of the hearers. Using illustrations is one way a preacher might highlight portions of his message. However, illustrations must be employed carefully.
A Preacher’s Look Ahead
The Pentecost season begins with a look at First Lessons, the Lectio Continua of Romans, and the Gospel of Matthew.