What is the Chief End of Preaching?

Here is what Dr. David Martyn Lloyd Jones said about preaching – all of the quotes below are from “the Doctor’s” book entitled, Preaching & Preachers. “What is the chief end of preaching?”  I like to think it is this.  It is to give men and women a sense of God and His presence (p. […]

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A Pastor’s Confession

O God, I know that I often do Thy work without Thy power, And sin by my dead, heartless, blind service, My lack of inward light, love, delight, My mind, heart, tongue moving without Thy help. I see sin in my heart in seeking the approbation of others; This is my vileness, to make men’s […]

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To Preach, to Really Preach…

Preaching is the most public of ministries and therefore, the most conspicuous in its failure and the most subjective to the temptation of hypocrisy. It is imperative only that those who undertake it are appropriately gifted by the Holy Spirit. Such ‘gifting’ includes prophecy, evangelism, the consciousness of an unavoidable call, providential endowments, and outward […]

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I Flopped Preaching on the Holy Spirit

I recently attempted preaching on the Holy Spirit and did a terrible job of it. I fumbled my way through what seemed like an eternity. I however managed to dribble to a conclusion of sorts in utter helplessness. I felt so weak and powerless. I frankly don’t remember all that I said really – which […]

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THE PASTORAL MINISTRY OF SHAKING HEARTS

I am writing to respond to a blog post entitled, The Pastoral Ministry of Shaking Hands, written by Pastor H. B. Charles Jr. which was recently shared on Tim Challies blog.  I reluctantly read it with caution because it touches on a topic that I have been wrestling with issue for a number of years. […]

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“As Thy Days So Shall Thy Strength Be”

What a wonderful day this has been!  I praise the LORD God for sustaining me through it all.  Was a bit unsure how things would go today with all the preaching that I had to do, but I praise Him for giving me His grace and strength to sustain me through it all!  Many thanks […]

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