Preaching Texts

In recent years awareness has increased significantly in regards to the inherent strength and function of Bible texts. They are not collections of data presented in incidental forms. Rather, it is becoming clearer to many that God speaks through the texts as texts. God speaks not only through the information contained in a text, but also through the way that the text itself functions… God did not only inspire the content, but the genre and form of the passage.  Poetry is poetry for a reason.  Discourse is discourse on purpose.  Prophetic writing is that way for a reason

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