WHAT ARE WE PREACHING?
False teachings abound whenever people do not know the truth. Many of our churches today do not teach the truth because many pastors do not know the Bible. In our seminaries, almost 50 percent of professors now teach that there was no virgin birth of Jesus, and that story
How to Gather a Crowd at Church!
A cattle rancher got saved and surrendered to preach. He went to a Bible conference which was all about how to build a crowd.
Asked about it later, he said, "It was strange. In all my years as a cattle rancher, I never had to go to a conference to learn how
Warren Wiersbe, "Preaching must be marked by three elements: conviction, warning, and appeal ("reprove, rebuke, exhort").
To quote an old rule of preachers, "He should afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted."
If there is conviction but no remedy, we add to
The word, “preach” comes from the Greek word, kerusso, and means to proclaim as a herald or make a proclamation in a public gathering. The herald may not even have liked the message he was to proclaim or the people may not have wanted to hear it and, thus, the temptation for the herald
"Many churches today are filled to overflowing with those who want their ears tickled with the myths of easy believism and so called positive thinking.
They come to have their egos fed and their sins approved, not to have their hearts cleansed and their souls saved.
They want only to feel
A biblical Pastor is not called to entertain the goats….
he is called to feed the
How powerful is the Preached Word of God?
On October 7, 1857, C. H. Spurgeon preached to his largest audience ever, some 23, 654 assembled in the mammoth Crystal Palace for a national day of fasting and prayer. A few days before the event Spurgeon had gone to the huge hall to test the
The Scripture tells us that "Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful" (Proverbs 27:5-6).
Rebuke means sin is not only pointed out, it is condemned. The church really doesn’t do this
The Bible is referred to in many different ways. We speak of it as God's Word, the Good Book, the Holy Scriptures, and the Sword of the Spirit. It is also known as the Book of books and the Living Word. Some call it simply THE Book, for nothing else seems necessary. It stands alone, towering
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for:
1. Doctrine—what is right
2. Reproof—what is not right
3. Correction—how to get
Notice the UNITY of the Bible. it is miraculous!
* The Bible was written over a period of 1,500 years.
• The Bible was written by over 40 different authors (Among them were kings, military leaders, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, tax collectors, poets, statesmen, musicians,
It is said that when the famous missionary, Dr. David Livingstone, started his trek across Africa he had 73 books in 3 packs, weighing 180 pounds.
After the party had gone 300 miles, Livingstone was obliged to throw away some of the books because of the fatigue of those carrying his baggage.
The story is told of a South Sea Islander who proudly displayed his Bible to a G.I. during WW II. He had received it as a present from a missionary some time before.
The soldier said, “Oh, we’ve outgrown that sort of thing like the Bible.”
The native. who had been a Cannibal before he was
A pastor entered a class as the lesson was in progress and asked, "Who broke
down the walls of Jericho?"
A lad answered, "Not me, sir." The pastor turned to the teacher and asked, "Is this the usual
behavior in this class?"
The teacher replied, "I believe
List to what great men in the past have said about the Bible.
Abraham Lincoln: "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book."
W. E. Gladstone: "I have known ninety-five of the
Do we have any of the originals of the Bible's 66 books? NO. Not 1.
But, we do have enough pieces of the cross to build several crosses, and enough other relics to rebuild several sacred objects several times over. Get the point? Anytime something of religious significance survives the ages,
In 1947, Muhammad adh-Dhib, a twelve-year-old Arab boy, made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. While looking for a lost goat in Qumran, near the Dead Sea, he threw a stone into a cave and heard the sound of shattering pottery. Curious about the noise, he entered the cave
Howard Hendricks shares this insight about the value of preparing and study for sermons...
" When I was a college student—I worked in the college dining hall, and on my way to work at 5:30 am. every morning I walked past the home of one of my professors. Through a window I could see the
Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmon College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. The estimates were worked out by twelve different classes of 600 college students.
The students carefully weighed all the factors,
Children can surely come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as amply testified by the following well known believers...
Polycarp, the great church father, was nine when he was saved.
Matthew Henry was eleven.
Jonathan Edwards, America’s greatest theologian, was seven.
Hymn writer, Isaac Watts,