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A language of hope from a homiletical perspective

Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 28, No 1 | a110 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v28i1.110 | © 2007 CJA Vos | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 2007 | Published: 17 November 2007

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The purpose of a sermon is to give hope when it appears that there is none. This hope must be like a light, breaking through the darkness. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is a transition from darkness to light. His music helps us to look further than darkness, suffering and death. In the Old Testament, there is a reference to Psalm 42/43 and also the perspective of hope in God, despite the dark circumstances in life. The hope that bubbles out of Romans has christological, pneumatological, cosmological


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