Timely Preaching, Timely Worship

Today's hearers do not always marvel at the words of their preacher. However, such can happen when the preacher's sermon is a timely word in their hearts and lives. What preacher has not had the experience of one or more hearers mentioning how timely the sermon just heard was-yet the preacher may have had no clue about anything in the situation of the hearer or hearers! What in a sermon and worship service may enhance the experience of timeliness by those present?