What Is the Role of Humanity in Preaching?

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There is a certain element of humanity in preaching.
There is a certain element of humanity in preaching. (Lightstock)

The People Play a Role

Let me also say that the people play a role. Yes, as stated before, their concerns help to guide sermonic choice. When the preacher visits and talks to the congregation, the preacher learns the issues that they are dealing with.

The preacher may realize that the people need to hear about God’s sovereignty. Or maybe the people need to hear about God’s grace. And yes, maybe the people need to hear about God’s justice. In any case, if you are going to have a relevant pulpit, it will address the issues and needs that emerge in the congregation itself.

But more than that, the people even aid in the presentation of the message. Their responses in the preaching moment help to guide the preacher in the preaching. Like a schoolteacher that can sometimes see in the eyes of the students a need for more examples, the preacher can also determine when an illustration or another text might hit the spot.

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