The Sermon On Biblical Proclamation Essay

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The call to biblical proclamation begins with a call to hear. Christian preaching finds its root in the proposition that God Almighty has spoken. Therefore, as in Deuteronomy 6:4-7, the one who wishes to communicate this message must first and foremost hear the message from God. “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…” The progression found in this passage begins with hearing the message of God, loving this God and his message, and then seeking to teach this message diligently. Therefore, understanding the redemptive message of God fuels Christian preaching. Paul alludes to this idea in Romans 10:13-15. He asserts, “For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” The Apostle shows that one cannot be saved unless he or she hears the word of God. This creates an urgent mandate for the church to proclaim the message of God and to send out those who are called to proclaim the message so that all may hear and call upon the name of the Lord for salvation. In light of this, Paul charges Timothy and all…

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