I’ve been listening to a sermon series by David Pawson where he discusses his approach to preaching, sharing the experience he’s gained over 60 or so years of ministry.
I found the part linked below was particularly interesting. He discusses the importance of “context” and what it means to address scripture “in context”.
Context makes a big difference to the way we understand what scripture shows us about God. I personally would go as far as saying that almost EVERY doctrinal controversy afflicting “the church” has its root in a non-contextual application of isolated verses from scripture.
The talk goes for around 53 minutes and I highly recommended it.