Packer on Preaching

May 12, 2010

A sermon is “an applicatory declaration, spoken in God’s name and for his praise, in which some part of the written Word of God delivers through the preacher some part of its message about God and godliness in relation to those whom the preacher addresses.” (J.I. Packer, “Truth and Power: The Place of Scripture in the Christian Life,” chapter 5: Mouthpiece for God, page 162)