Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Giving Application the Attention It Deserves in the Sermon

Haddon Robinson:
Homileticians have not given accurate application the attention it deserves. To my knowledge, no book has been published that is devoted exclusively, or even primarily, to the knotty problems raised by application. As a result many church members, having listened to orthodox sermons all their lives, may be practicing heretics. Our creeds affirm the central doctrines of the faith and remind us what Christians should believe, but they do not tell us how belief in these doctrines should make us behave. That is part of the expositor's responsibility, and you must give it diligent attention.
Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001), 86.

No comments:

Post a Comment