In earlier posts I’ve talked about the preachers need to exegete or understand 3 things before preaching, God’s Word, The Congregation and himself. What I mean by this is that we don’t just look at the text in isolation.
1. We need to apply it so we need to think carefully about the congregation- what is the application they will need in their pastoral circumstances and what will stop them from hearing or obeying.
2. We need to be aware of ourselves. What is in my own heart? What might prevent me from hearing, communicating and applying God’s word truthfully and Effectively?
I want to expand on this in two ways. Continue reading