Introduction to Preaching and Worship
Four primary convictions will shape this course:
- The church of Jesus Christ is as alive and transformative as its preaching.
- If the words of the preacher are to become the words of Christ to his church in a participatory way, preaching must be the fruit of careful exegesis and inhabiting of the text of Scripture being preached.
- Preaching is an act of worship among other acts of worship and is most effective when allied closely with the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist. Therefore, this course will also explore some of the fundamental dynamics of corporate worship as a whole.
- Since Christ is the primary subject of Scripture, preaching will therefore be the proclamation of Him and His Gospel. Preaching must always be grounded in good news (the indicative), prior to good advice (the imperative).