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  • Preaching To The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
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    PREACHING TO THE HEATHEN Gordon Hall’s selfless motto: "Duty is ours, consequences God’s." When offered an attractive pastorate his reply came, "No... Others will be left whose health or pre-engagement requires them to stay at home, but I can sleep on the ground, can endure hunger and hardship. ...read more

  • Preach The Cross  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    PREACH THE CROSS J. A. James is quoted as saying, "Although the pulpit is intended to be a pedestal for the cross, even the cross itself is sometimes used as a mere pedestal for the preacher's fame. We may roll the thunders of eloquence, we may scatter the flowers of poetry, we may diffuse the ...read more

  • Prophetic Preaching

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 26, 2009
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    PROPHETIC PREACHING A.W. Tozer, one described as a modern-day prophet, spoke these words in the 1950’s and describes the need for prophetic preachers: "If Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation, it must be by other means than any now being used. If the Church in the second half of this ...read more

  • Preaching That Kills  PRO

    Contributed by John Akosile on Jun 1, 2009
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    PREACHING THAT KILLS The preaching that kills is non-spiritual preaching. The ability of the preaching is not from God. Lower sources than God have given to it energy and stimulant. The Spirit is not evident in the preacher nor his preaching. Many kinds of forces may be projected and stimulated ...read more

  • Monstrous Preaching

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 11, 2010
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    "MONSTROUS" PREACHING In the 18th Century, Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntington invited the Duchess of Buckingham to come and hear George Whitfield preach. After listening to Whitfield, the Duchess wrote to the Countess of Huntington about the Gospel that Whitefield and his fellow ...read more

  • Preaching And Practicing

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 20, 2011
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    PREACHING AND PRACTICING There were two doctors with the same name who lived a few doors apart. One doctor was a Christian and a lay preacher; the other doctor made no profession of faith. One night a rather sick person, who was also a Christian, and wanting help from a fellow believer, ...read more

  • Preaching And Teaching

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 22, 2011
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    PREACHING AND TEACHING Joseph Trenaman found that listening to more and more material in a lecture seemed to interfere with learning from the earlier lecturing. A class listening to 15 minutes of lecture remembered 41% of what was presented; those listening to 30 minutes remembered 23% of the ...read more

  • Preach The Word

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    PREACH THE WORD I am greatly diappointed in the preachers of today, With their logic and their ethics, their aristocratic way; With their science and their theories and their new theology, Full of everything but Jesus and His love for you and me. There is plenty in the Bible for preachers of ...read more

  • The Importance Of Preaching

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Several years ago “The British Weekly” published this provocative letter: Dear Sir: It seems ministers feel their sermons are very important and spend a great deal of time preparing them. I have been attending church quite regularly for thirty years, and I have probably heard 3,000 of them. To my ...read more

  • Preach Christ...?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2008
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    PREACH CHRIST...? A middle-aged farmer wanted to be a preacher for years, but wasn't sure if it was God's will. One day, while he was working in the field, he decided to rest under a tree. As he looked up into the sky he saw that the clouds seemed to form into the letters P and C. As he thought ...read more

  • I Preached As Never Sure To Preach Again, And As ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 9, 2006
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    "I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying ...read more

  • The Ideal ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
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    THE IDEAL PASTOR The ideal pastor is difficult to find. But if your church is fortunate, you may be able to secure his services. Since he is the ideal pastor, it won’t cost very much - he lives by faith. Yet he can be counted upon to tithe heavily and still be able to afford a large house in ...read more

  • Preach The Gospel At All Times -- If Necessary, ...

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Nov 1, 2008
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    "Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use ...read more

  • Nothing But The Cross

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008
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    NOTHING BUT THE CROSS J. A. James is quoted as saying, "Although the pulpit is intended to be a pedestal for the cross, even the cross itself is sometimes used as a mere pedestal for the preacher's fame. We may roll the thunders of eloquence, we may scatter the flowers of poetry, we may diffuse ...read more

  • Everything I Ever Needed To Know...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2008
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    EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED TO KNOW... In 1988, author Robert Fulghum had a book published entitled, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten". The idea behind the little book was that since the basics of human social behavior are taught us as young children, such as kindness, fairness, ...read more

  • Our Topic Today Is Worship And Service. I'd Like ...

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jan 29, 2009
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    Our topic today is worship and service. I’d like to begin by telling a true story that happened to Reverend Forrest I. Sears. He writes: Wilma had been a member of our church for many, many years. In her later years she needed the assistance of a cane to help in walking. As she was talking ...read more

  • Study More, Say ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
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    STUDY MORE, SAY LESS Charles Spurgeon said this: "If you ask me how to shorten your sermons, I should say, study them better. Spend more time in the study that you may need less in the pulpit. We are generally longest when we have least to say." We have already seen what George Whitefield ...read more

  • The Same Gospel For The Same ...

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Feb 26, 2009
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    “The Same Gospel for the Same Needs” Some months after our arrival in China, an old experienced missionary came to my husband with the following advice: “Do not attempt to speak of Jesus the first time on preaching to a heathen audience. The Chinese have a prejudice against the name of Jesus. ...read more

  • I Am Reminded Of Herman Melville's Description Of ...

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 27, 2009
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    I am reminded of Herman Melville’s description of the pulpit in Moby Dick. It’s actually a description of a real pulpit in the Whaler’s Chapel that a Jewish friend went out of his way to show me in New Bedford, Massachusetts. It reads: Its paneled front was in the likeness of a ship’s bluff ...read more

  • Maddy And I Moved To Frisby From New Romney At ...

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 3, 2009
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    Maddy and I moved to Frisby from New Romney at the end of 2007 As we were taking the bedroom apart, I was surprised to find a small basket underneath our bed with three eggs and £1000. I was a bit puzzled and so I called Maddy and asked her what this was all about. She said: “Well I have ...read more