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What Makes Textual Preaching Unique? (pt. 2)

And how do we use this sermon form, with its great rhetorical potential, biblically?

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This is part two in a two-part series. To read part one, clickhere.

The value of textual preaching today
What is the use to biblical preachers of textual sermons in the 21st century? While people need expository preaching to help them think through and track the arguments developed in Scripture, textual preaching can supplement exposition to meet two specific needs.

First, textual preaching provides an effective vehicle for preaching on some of the Bible's grand statements Even in a course of expository sermons on a particular book, these grand statements are worth examining under a microscope. They may be "mountaintop" texts like Jeremiah 33:3, Romans 8:28, or 1 John 1:9, which believers memorize and turn to in times of need. Or they may be texts that summarize some of the Bible's grand themes. Some texts that fall into this category include individual proverbs (such as Proverbs 15:1), Ezra 7:10, Mark 12:30, Romans 12:1–2, and Hebrews 12:1–2. For example, the three infinitives ...

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