Preaching

LTS was established under the firm conviction that preachers are raised up by Christ and cannot be manufactured by a church or seminary. Nevertheless, a man with gifts needs to be trained if he is to use his gifts effectively. The preaching course at LTS aims to provide clear, practical instruction on sermon preparation, the structuring of a sermon, preaching from the different genres of Scripture and ensuring the Christ-centredness of our preaching.

We emphasise that preaching is more than simply the effective communication of the results of sound exegesis. It involves argument, persuasion, exhortation, urgency and passion. Above all, it requires a prayerful dependence upon the Spirit of God, that the preacher may proclaim the words of Christ with divine power and authority.

The emphasis of this part of the course is on practical work and so instruction takes the form of workshops and seminars as well as more formal lectures. Instruction in voice production is given.

Students have regular opportunity to expound Scripture in times of worship at the Seminary, to preach on the Lord’s Day in local churches and to take Bible studies and mid-week meetings.