Friday, 25 January 2013

Sermon application

Preachers: If somebody knew nothing about the people which you preach to, except that he was given 10 of your sermons...

... then would he have a good picture of the particular struggles of your flock, living in the specific situation of your culture and sub-cultures, after listening to them? After listening, would he be able to say, "Well, the particular pressures for someone living there are this, this and this, and examples of what kind of temptation comes along commonly is that one and that one, because in their society the world is pressuring with this and the other..."

I submit that that's basically a litmus test of whether the preacher is applying his preaching.

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