Authentic Proclamation: How Good Pastoring Factors into Good Preaching
Nothing promotes good preaching quite like actually knowing the Word of Truth and delivering it from a disposition of passionate care, commitment through the long-haul, and life spent together with the people of God.
Old Testament: Isaiah 5:1-7 (Pentecost 18: Series A)
The LORD is not yet finished with His vineyard.
Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14 (Pentecost 18: Series A)
Paul has discovered something to put on the credit side in comparison with which everything else he can imagine can only be a debt.
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46 (Pentecost 18: Series A)
Contrary to common American Christian thinking, you would emphasize the individual is not the center of the biblical narrative. Christianity is not primarily about me and my relationship with Jesus.
Preaching an Awe-fully Mysterious and Wondrous God
As long as our illusions of control over storms and germs persist to govern our thinking, we will never be able to take the saving work of Christ as seriously we ought.