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1 Why preach?
Preaching for transformation

In the previous sections we have looked briefly at preaching in the contexts of contemporary culture and the Church’s life and worship. We saw that preaching is related to worship, teaching, pastoral care, leadership and evangelism. All these are important in shaping both particular sermons and our ministry of preaching as a whole. But I want to suggest that there are two other contexts even more important than these. In the second chapter I want to look at the educational context and view the sermon as a learning event. But in this section and the following I want to look at the most important context of all: the place of preaching in the mission of God. It is here, I want to suggest, that we find the answer to the question, ‘Why preach?’...

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