Volume 11, Number 2
Enlightened By Darkness (What Is Focused Law and Gospel?)
In this, the eleventh volume of Preach the Word, the point of emphasis will be focused law and gospel. Explicit. Specific. Textual. … Preaching with focused law and gospel means we are not satisfied tossing around general statements about hell and heaven, sin and grace, sinners and Jesus.
Major Focus in the Minor Prophets
What these little gems lack in volume they make up for in concise, dramatic, eloquent, and poignant messages. Nowhere else in Scripture will you hear more focused law and gospel within the span of 67 chapters. Listen to the Lord God preach focused law and gospel through some of the minor prophets. (Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Haggai, Malachi.)
This two column article provides sermon excerpts in one column with editorial comments in a parallel column. The comments highlight and explain the focused law/gospel content of the sermon.
Consider these law or gospel focuses for the coming Sundays. ( Pentecost 16,17,18,19,20)