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Donald Sunukjian’s Invitation to Biblical Preaching is a great scholarly book on preaching. It was the first book I read on preaching in an Introduction to Preaching class. The book covers many topics well. The main thing I took from the book was the need for a “timeless truth” in my messages to take from the Biblical passage to the sermon to the people.

The Bible is wholly relevant to the modern person’s life sometimes it just takes some work for us to figure that out. The idea of making a “timeless truth” central to your sermon is important in communicating God’s Word in a postmodern age.

A “timeless truth” could also be called a main proposition, main or central point, take-home truth or a number of other things. Whatever you call it remember the importance of it.

Here is why a timeless truth statement is so important, it helps you:

Focus Your Message

If you have one of these timeless truth statements that becomes your main point you can focus your message from it. A sermon with more than one main point is going to wander and it is going to be largely ineffective because it will be scattered in delivery and therefore scattered in the listeners ears and heart. Having an effective and accurate timeless truth that you curate an outline from will be the best thing you can do.

Leave People With One Thing to Remember

Your timeless truth or principle should be a memorable statement. A statement people can effectively remember and will bring them life impact. This is important because in a day when people here all kinds of messages and participate in many forms of entertainment a large part of your sermon is going to go in one ear and out the other. The presence of a timeless truth will help eliminate the “leakage.”

Connect the Ancient Passage with the Enduring Principle

A timeless truth statement helps you connect the text of the Bible to the principle or truth that remains relevant today and will remain relevant and vital until the end of time. What words, cultural context, and textual context in the passage you are teaching on is vital to the modern person’s life? The timeless truth statement helps you cultivate this information.

Joe Hoagland is the preaching pastor at Pleasant View Church of Christ in Jeffersonville, Ohio. He is newly married to his awesome wife Jenna, and together they have a spoiled little Chihuahua-Cocker Spaniel puppy named Yoda. Joe loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word. You can oftentimes find Joe hiking, camping, writing or enjoying technology (Android over iOS, Windows over OS X).

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commented on Aug 28, 2017

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commented on Dec 31, 2017

My Name is jennifer am from London..I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i contacted this man called .Dr akhere.He is really powerful..My husband divorced me with no reason for almost 5 years and i tried all i could to have him back because i really love him so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 4 years with two kids and he woke up one morning and he told me he is going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when she came back from work she tender to me a divorce letter and he packed all his properties from our house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have her back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 5years.So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for his full name and her picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos have tried so many spell casters and there is no solution.so when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that she’s with a man and that man is the reason why she left me.The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring her back.but i never believe all this.he told me i will see a positive result within 24 hour..24 hour later after the spell has been casted,he called me himself and came to me apologizing and she told me she will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and my wife got pregnant again ..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kids..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever be thankful to her..he has helped many friends too with similar problem and they are happy and thankful to her..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out. Get your scam money back Bring back lost lover, even if lost for a long time Remove bad spells from homes, business & customer attraction etc. Get promotion you have desired for a long time at work or in your career. Read all your problems before you even mention them to him Remove the black spot that keeps on taking your money away Find out why you are not progressing in life and the solution Eliminate in family fights Ensure excellent school grades even for children with mental disabilities Stop your marriage or relationship from breaking apart I destroy and can send back the Nikolos if requested heal barrenness in women and disturbing menstruation Get you marriage to the lover of your choice Guarantee you win the troubling court cases & divorce no matter how what stage Ensure success in work and business Mental illness & bewitched Can?t sleep at night or walking at night Recover stolen property and whereabouts of people that hurt you. Bring supernatural luck into Pregnancy spell to conceive baby you can reach him here... AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com

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