Volume 3, Number 1
A Change in the Editorial Guard
The upcoming volume will focus on some of the practical aspects of preaching. … We will grow to proclaim the whole counsel of God in such a way that people will think less of us and more of Christ.
Preacher to Preacher
What this newsletter can do is spur on preachers to keep working hard at giving God and his people their very best… .
What is the Sermon’s Purpose?
I wonder if the quality of preaching in our circles varies at least in part because we’re unclear as to the sermon’s purpose. … The sermon fits into and complements all the various aspects of the congregation’s ministry.
Since most pastors are in the pulpit every Sunday, they have few opportunities to hear other preachers. The PTW committee has planned this videotape series to provide a useful glimpse into other preachers’ pulpits, habits and skills.
Preachers can learn much from Martin Luther. In 1519 Luther preached a series of sermons on the Lord’s Prayer… . We can also learn something from Luther about communication.
Since Reformation Day falls on a Sunday this year, there is the opportunity to use the proper for the festival (CW Manual, p. 463) rather than those for Reformation Sunday. … During the fall of the year, it is not unusual for congregations to celebrate Mission Festivals. … If you are responsible for preaching, at least take a look at the readings for the Sunday for a possible sermon text.