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Two Important Quotes from Martin Luther

I share with you two important quotes I recently discovered, spoken by Martin Luther on the subject of preaching. He provides some insightful, biblical perspective on preaching, for preachers and hearers alike. I cannot say what he says any…

Pray for the Preaching

A pastor friend of mine, John Brackbill, recently posted on Facebook some timely quotations from his reading: "Biblical preaching has been the catalyst of every great revival in church history." @johnmacarthur "Perhaps the church today…

The Problem of Auditing the Bible

When I was in college, I audited one class. I wanted the information; but the college offered the class while I was practicing for a recital. Since it wasn't a required course for my degree program, I chose to audit instead. By doing this, I…

How to Listen to Preaching

How do you listen to preaching? Acts 17:11 teaches you how to do it best. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were…

Thoughts about Preaching Styles (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it…

Thoughts about Preaching Styles (Part 1)

Do you tend to appreciate one style of preaching over another? How do you respond to a methodical teaching approach? What about a more dramatic, high-energy approach with some pulpit pounding? Or how about a sermon filled with illustrations,…

Forgetting Your Pastor's Sermons

Do you remember what your pastor preached about yesterday? What was the sermon title? The main point? The main passage of Scripture? And most importantly, what is something that you plan to do this week as a result of it? Unfortunately, many…