12.1.6.3.1 Main content of the proclamation of the word

At the core of the proclamation of the word is the gospel of Jesus Christ, the glad tidings. It tells of Jesus' life and sacrifice, of His resurrection and return, as well as the completion of the plan of salvation.

However, the glorification of God and the praise of His works throughout the ages also constitute the content of the sermon. Furthermore, the sermon provides orientation for a life in accordance with God's will. This is also supported by accounts of experiences of faith.

Additional elements of the sermon include the praise of God's grace and Jesus Christ's great deed of reconciliation. Furthermore, the sermon appeals to the believers to reconcile. All of this prepares the way for the receiving of the sacraments.

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