A few reminders for preachers like myself….
- The??main point of the biblical text??I’m preaching from, ought to be the??main point of my sermon.
- Every sermon should arrive at the person & atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, the goal and fulfillment of all the Scriptures (Luke 24:27).
- This bee-line to the cross must be anchored to the text preached: by way of (1) redemptive-historical progression, (2) promise-fulfillment, (3) typology, (4) analogy, (5) longitudinal themes, or (6) contrast. (cf.??S. Greidanus)
- The only illustrations that I should use are ones that??advance??and??make clearer??a point of the text–not simply “illustrate” it.
- We??let the biblical text drive application??when we (1) exegete the??text??appropriately, (2) exegete the congregation effectively.
- A??fallen-condition focus??of the text must always be accompanied afterwards by the??redemptive-condition focus, fulfilled ultimately in Jesus Christ. (cf. B. Chapell)
I will add items to this list of reminders as they come to me.