What makes the Church what it is?
Here is a principle to ponder: that which makes the Church a distinctive company in the world is the Word of God – or, putting it more concisely, the Word of God is the constitutive reality at the heart of the Church. It is what makes the Church what it is.
Alec Motyer, Preaching? Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching
(Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2013), 18.
Of Alec’s book, Amazon.com offers the following synopsis:
Like many things in life, the skill of good preaching is 95% perspiration and 5% inspiration. Alec Motyer’s guide is based on a multitude of sermons over many years of preaching in many different situations, a recipe to help you know your subject and to pull the pieces together into a winning sermon. Preaching is a privilege: let Alec help you reach out and make the best of the gifts God has given you.