Our latest newsletter hits at a topic that is near and dear to my heart. The theme for this issue is that of the Primacy of Preaching.
Two of the articles express the inherent power of the spoken word and why sermons ought to demand our attention. The third deals with some practical steps on what we who listen to the Word ought to do.
Included in the package is a link to a very nice synopsis of what Reformed theology all entails. One of the things I like about this article is that it deals with more than simply the doctrinal distinctives of our brand of Protestantism. It also deals with our view of personal piety and cultural transformation.
I mention this because the section on piety touches on the Reformed view of preaching. It says,
"Reformed Christians have a high view of preaching. Preaching is not just a lecture in which the preacher talks about God; it is a Spirit-charged encounter with God in which the preacher, in the reading of Scripture and in preaching, proclaims the Word of God. Reformed Christians actually speak of the sermon as the Word of God to highlight the revelational significance of preaching in the context of public worship."
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