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In Reformed churches catechism preaching, as it is often called, has been a staple in one of the weekly worship service for centuries. Long-standing practices, though, often need a fresh look. Why do we have this agreement in our church order? What questions have been raised about it, both in the past and the present? This speech explores the practice of preaching the doctrine of God's Word, using the time-honoured Heidelberg Catechism. It looks at the rationale underlying it and makes suggestions about how this kind of preaching can best serve God's people in our day and age.
Application is the key for (reformed) preaching. But what can we say about responsible application? A case-study of four sermons about the same Biblical text gives us important insights. It’s all about analogy or identification between then and now.
Four horns, flying scrolls, a wicked witch: how does one preach on such night visions without getting night terrors or at least wondering along with the prophet himself “what are these, my lord” (Zech 1:9)? In this presentation, I will reflect on preparing and preaching from Zechariah without dreading it.
What can the Book of Hebrews teach us about preaching? Hebrews is a sermon or exhortation which offers ministers wisdom for making well-timed and varied personal applications in preaching
Shortly before his retirement, Rev. Jan deGelder felt “confident” enough to start a series of sermons on the book of Revelation. As a kind of byproduct, this resulted in the publication of the book The View from Above: An Exposition of God’s Revelation to John (2020). In his presentation, Rev. deGelder will tell us how the sermon series came into being.