The Sermon as Worship

The sermon, if it really is a sermon, is most certainly worship. For the faithful exposition of the Word of God is itself at the same time both Word of God (the divine action of worship) and also hearing of the Word of God (the primary human action of worship), the preacher leading the congregation in its work of hearing.

—C. E. B. Cranfield “Divine and Human Action: The Biblical Concept of Worship,” Interpretation xii number 4 (October 1958)