Jesus At Nazareth

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In the account of the sermon Jesus delivered in his hometown, three necessary elements of preaching are evident. First, there is the liturgical element: Jesus' sermon was in the context of worship. Second, there is the exegetical aspect: Jesus interpreted a text. Third, there is the prophetic element: "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing. " These three elements-worship, exegesis, and prophecy-have figured significantly in the history of preaching; they constitute the...


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