The Preaching Moment: Owned by God and Humanity
So we can see that God is indispensable but that humanity plays a role in the presentation, reception and living out of the message that you will preach. In essence, the sermon is not merely the preacher’s work. It is the work of the Holy Spirit, the people and the preacher in a mysterious combination.
One of my homiletics professors said that a sermon is not what you write down; a sermon is only what is presented in the preached moment. I would add that that moment is a product of God, the preacher and the people. All have a role to play, and all are contributors to the preaching moment.
Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds an M.Div with an emphasis in homiletics and an M.S. in computer science. Visit Sherman at soulpreaching.com.
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