The art of preaching by Charles Reynolds Brown

The art of preaching

byCharles Reynolds Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VII THE SETTING OF THE SEBMON HE best type of sermon does not stand detached from all else. In its work of ministering to the spiritual life, it had best not be "a priest after the order of Melchizedek" with no supporting antecedents to strengthen its power of appeal. It adds to its own inherent strength by being related in some organic way to other factors in the common task of Christian nurture. The sermon may well claim for itself all the reinforcement which may arise from a worthy setting. I am a firm believer in the value of courses of sermons, where there is some uniting principle extending through the entire series linking up part with part in a consistent whole. There is nothing to be gained by stringing together a lot of colored beads of varied form and hue upon some slender thread of interest which barely suffices to bridge the gap between Sundays. But a genuine series, where the sermons mark successive steps in the unfolding of some great truth too large and too intricate for treatment in a single discourse, will contribute to the effectiveness of any pulpit. It will be for your own good as teachers of religion to outline and develop in systematic fashion from time to time such courses of sermons. It will train you in better methods of study. It will help to save you from the skittering, promiscuous way of presenting religious truth which is the bane of so many pulpits. It will enable you to utilize the results of some special line of reading which you have been pursuing for an entire season. It will strengthen the habit of seeing all truths in their relation to other cognate truths and in right perspective. It will round out your treatment of the more august aspects of religion. No minister can say everything about any great theme in one ser...

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Title:The art of preachingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217620396

ISBN - 13:9780217620390

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