The meaning of the word "love" has seemingly been lost in our post-modern age and culture has rushed in to fill the void. However, there is a biblical understanding of the term, at least when it is used in Scripture. So when 1 John 4:7-12 says that "God is Love" it's quite clear that John means that "Jesus Christ on the cross as the propitiation for our sins" is the natural overflow of God's character.
A sermon I preached for a Homiletics class. I'm still growing as a preacher, so please leave some constructive feedback in the comments!
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I think your exegetical work was evident and accurate.
I think you had a good rhythm and fluency which was easy to listen too.
I could easily identify your main points and proposition.
Your intro was pretty good.
Your conclusion tied things up pretty well.
You stated a lot of truths from the passage, but didn't necessarily prove them.
There was some doxological intent in the message.
Your applications were somewhat general and not very controversial.
You could have explicitly stated and restated a Biblical definition of love.
Your definition of propitiation was weak.
Your application did not necessarily flow directly from the text or context.
Brett Yardley: Warrior for Christ. Devoted Husband. Proud Father. Martial Artist. Hopeful Philosopher & Theologian. Aspiring Teacher & Writer.