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  • Preach!

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 24, 2021

    “PREACH” 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 more

  • Preaching To The ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 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 Sermon Central on Jun 17, 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 more

  • Preach Christ...?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 29, 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

  • The Importance Of Preaching

    Contributed by David Parks on Aug 26, 2020

    March 4, 1881 was a beautiful spring day in Washington D.C. James Garfield stood on the Capitol steps, placed a hand on the Bible, another on his heart, faced a crowd of thousands, and was sworn in as the 20th President of the United States. Like every Inauguration, it was a day ripe with more

  • The Purpose Of Preaching

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 24, 2021
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    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 more

  • Prophetic Preaching

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 25, 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 century more

  • Monstrous Preaching

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 10, 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 "Methodists" more

  • Preach The Cross

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 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 more

  • Preaching And Practicing

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 19, 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, knocked more

  • Preaching That Kills

    Contributed by John Akosile on May 31, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    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 by more

  • Preaching And Teaching

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 21, 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 more

  • The Importance Of Preaching

    Contributed by Sermon Central 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

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

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2006

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

  • Falling Asleep In Church

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Apr 22, 2009

    FALLING ASLEEP IN CHURCH Please don't think I'm complaining about folks who fall asleep in church. I understand some people can’t help it. I am convinced that some people fall asleep in church during the sermon because their have a physical ailment. Some folk must have a snooze button attached at more

  • The Ideal ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 9, 2008

    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 which 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

  • Leonard Ravenhill After Listening C.s. Lewis: "I ...

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010

    Leonard Ravenhill after listening C.S. Lewis: "I was fascinated with his message, and stunned by more

  • Listeners Must Act

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 28, 2010

    LISTENERS MUST ACT The address is not given for the speaker’s sake, in order that men may praise or blame him. The listener’s repetition of it is what is aimed at. If the speaker has the responsibility for what he whispers, then the listener has an equally great responsibility not to fall short in more

  • How To Send An Ultra Top Secret ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 24, 2012

    HOW TO SEND AN ULTRA TOP SECRET MESSAGE There is a distinguished British gentleman by the name of Sir Oliver Franks. He had been a professor of philosophy at Oxford, and president of a couple of different colleges during the turbulent years of the 1960s and following. He had also been the chairmen more