Responsible freedom how pastors make application from redemptive historical Old Testament narrative sermons
Steven J Van Noort
Many pastors find application difficult, especially in redemptive historical Old Testament narrative sermons where there are a variety of practical and hermeneutical issues to consider. Therefore, this study was designed to explore how pastors make application in such sermons. The study used a qualitative design using semi-structured interviews with four pastors from the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition who were very dedicated to preaching Christ and making good application. Making application from Old Testament narratives is more of an art than science. Despite the ambiguity, "responsible freedom" enables pastors to avoid moralistic sermons and giving sermons that do not have application.
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