A Chorus of Witnesses: Model Sermons for Today's Preacher

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Thomas G. Long, Cornelius Plantinga
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1994 - Religion - 306 pages
In the interest of providing exemplary models of sermons, the editors have compiled examples that display excellence in form, aim, style, and content. Developed and delivered by renowned pastors, theologians, and homileticians, the thirty-six entries in this volume include sermons that make artful use of sources, pursue classic aims, and exhibit particular homiletic forms.
 

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Contents

THE SOURCES OF THE SERMON
1
The Magnificent Defeat
3
Beginning at the End
12
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
21
Have You Ever Heard John Preach?
34
Raging Faith
44
Parables and Childrens Sermons
48
From the Sixteenth Floor
53
At the Rivers Edge
171
My Eyes Are Not Raised Too High
179
God and Laughter
189
Things Are Not Always What They Seem
198
The Elder Sons Defense
204
Do We Deserve Peace?
212
Up Against the Powers That Be
218
A Sprig of Hope
225

Of Children and Streets and the Kingdom
62
THE AIMS OF THE SERMON
71
Jesus Is Victor
73
The Weight of Glory
82
You Are Accepted
92
What Time Is It?
102
The Importance of Doubting Our Doubts
110
Life Is a Gift
120
The Reuben Option
131
Blindness
139
The Cult of the Publican
146
The Power of Promises
155
THE FORMS AND DYNAMICS OF THE SERMON
163
Follow Me
165
THE OCCASIONS OF THE SERMON
235
The Eye of the Storm
237
Shall the Fundamentalists Win?
243
Sermon at Nathanaels Grave
256
Alexs Death
262
The Only Question
267
Holy Angels
271
Owning Up to Baptism
278
His Own Clothes
286
The End Is Life
293
For Further Reading
301
Contributors
302
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