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  • Preaching To The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008

    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. more

  • Preach The Word  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • The Importance Of Preaching

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    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 more

  • Preaching And Teaching

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 22, 2011

    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 more

  • Monstrous Preaching

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 11, 2010

    "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 more

  • Preaching And Practicing

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 20, 2011

    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, more

  • Prophetic Preaching

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 26, 2009

    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 more

  • Preaching That Kills

    Contributed by John Akosile on Jun 1, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Preach Christ...?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Preach The Cross

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

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

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 9, 2006

    "I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying more

  • Speaking The Same Language

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Jun 10, 2011

    SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE Back in 1991, I went on a mission trip to the former Soviet Union. Twenty-or-so of us arrived on a snowy November day in Samara, a city of more than a million people located on the Volga River. We were there for about ten days, and our mission was to help start a more

  • Preach The Whole Gospel

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011

    PREACH THE WHOLE GOSPEL John Nelson preaching about the influence of John Wesley’s preaching and its effects upon him, said: "This man can tell the secrets of my heart, but he hath not left me there, he hath showed me the remedy, even the blood of Christ. Then was my soul filled with more

  • How Little Of Scripture There Is In Modern ...

    Contributed by on Nov 19, 2011

    "How little of Scripture there is in modern sermons compared with the sermons of those masters of theology, the Puritan divines! Almost every sentence of theirs seems to cast side lights upon a text of Scripture; not only the one they are preaching about, but many others as well are set in a new more

  • A Husband Stayed Home While His Wife Went To ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Mar 7, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    A husband stayed home while his wife went to church. When she got back he asked her what the preacher preached about. more

  • Hot Air

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Mar 7, 2012

    HOT AIR When we were building this sanctuary we were discussing whether to put paper towel dispensers in the new rest rooms or those hot-air hand dryers. I strongly recommended the paper towel dispensers because of a story I heard about at another church. They installed the hot-air hand more

  • Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 12, 2012

    "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" These famous words were said by President Ronald Reagan in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987. 29 months later the wall was torn down. Interestingly, these famous words were originally written by Peter Robinson, a more

  • An Authentic Voice

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 24, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    AN AUTHENTIC VOICE The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God--not an echo of what others are doing and more

  • Method Is Not What Matters Most  PRO

    Contributed by David Parks on Jun 1, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    METHOD IS NOT WHAT MATTERS MOST "Among the many myths of modernity, none has been more devastating to the church than the belief that method is what matters most in ministry. And nowhere has this myth been more pernicious than in preaching. Steeped in homiletical method, preaching is now more more

  • It Has Been Said That "The Three Things ...

    Contributed by Ronnie Knight on Jul 9, 2010

    It has been said that “the three things that should be preached above everything else are the three R’s- more