Selective Reductions and the Truth about Abortion -The World of Keeping and Saving the Unborn This is the second article I have seen recently that explains the practice of a deadly kind of "womb shopping" in which parents view their multiple fetuses and pick and choose among them. Lucas (Morel) cites this lengthy Sunday Washington Post piece from which he copiously quotes mothers who, having undergone in vitro fertilization, have difficulty facing up to the procedure, as well as "doctors" for whom this sort of thing has become practically routine. For those who like action movies, the ultrasound shows the unborn children fleeing the poisonous needle which is inserted for the purpose of killing it.
“An expository sermon rises and falls on exegesis. Exegesis involves a thorough, analytical study of a biblical passage in order to develop a useful interpretation of the passage. Before we can preach any passage, we need to thoroughly understand it; exegesis is the process by which we determine the meaning.”
Paul D. Wegner, Using Old Testament Hebrew in Preaching: A Guide for Students and Pastors (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009), 68-69.
Absolutely right. I wish more would preach the text and tell less stories that have no bearing on the message of the scriptures. Study the scriptures, then make applications and illustrations. Do not start with an illustration or an application and then try to find a scripture to fit it.