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“There is a simple formula for sermon preparation that creates messages that apply and engage whether your parish is rural or urban, young or old, rich or poor, five thousand members or fifty,” writes Michael Brown in the preface to Making the Timeless Word Timely. The other part of the task, of course, involves being creative and insightful enough to know how to take the general formula for sermon preparation and make it particular in its impact on a specific congregation. Michael Brown guides the reader through the formula and the skills to employ it with excellence and integrity. He also offers twelve examples of sermons that illustrate the approaches and do indeed “make the timeless Word timely.”
Most how-to sermon books use dry, uninspiring writing to encourage dynamic, inspiring messages. Not this one. This is a work that actually practices what it preaches. It is a joy to read and a jewel to share. Thank you, Dr. Michael Brown, for showing us by example how to make the timeless timely.
— Susan Sparks
Senior Minister, Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Author, Laugh Your Way to Grace
Michael Brown is a preacher’s preacher. In diverse pulpits from North Carolina to New York he has honed his skills of rhetoric, biblical exegesis, and gospel imperative. In this insightful work he shares that skill with others in creatively practical ways. It will aid a new generation of preachers, for generations, I suspect.
— Bill J. Leonard
Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Church History
Wake Forest University School of Divinity