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
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.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 29, 2008
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
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
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
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 25, 2009
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
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"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2008
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
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 19, 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, knocked
Contributed by John Akosile on May 31, 2009
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
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 21, 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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Several years ago “The British Weekly” published this provocative letter:
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
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
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
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
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010
Leonard Ravenhill after listening C.S. Lewis: "I was fascinated with his message, and stunned by
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
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