Introduction: In a recent press conference, the president said that his desire was to have our country emerge from this crisis in a matter of weeks, not months, and that it was his desire for the churches ...
“Poets are like preachers: they study how to say a lot in few words.”
Plantinga, Reading for Preaching, p. xii
“The preacher who reads widely has a chance to become wise.”
Plantinga, Reading for Preaching, p. xi
“Like the faithful farmer Robert Frost describes, resourceful preachers are always out to ‘clean the pasture spring’.”
Cornelius Plantinga, Reading for Preaching, p. ix
Luther “said that the ultimate test of a good preacher is whether he is prepared to face ridicule and to lose his life, his wealth and his good name because of his preaching.”
Luther as quoted in Stott, The Challenge of Preaching, p. 108
Second Note: As the Lord would have it, I developed a cough yesterday. As a result, I decided that, given the topic and the times, I ought to pull myself from the game, and so the sermon below will ...
“The highest service that a man may attain to on earth is to preach the word of God.”
John Wycliffe, as quoted in Stott, The Challenge of Preaching, p. 107
“The privilege is great, the responsibility heavy, the temptations many and the standards high.”
Stott, The Challenge of Preaching, p. 101
“Why is this power missing in our preaching? I strongly suspect that the main reason is our pride. In order to be filled with the Spirit, we must first acknowledge our own emptiness.”
Stott, The Challenge of Preaching, p. 98