“A prepared messenger is more important than a prepared message.” – Robert Munger This preaching quote hits home. How many times have I worked my tail off to prepare a message, but failed to prepare myself? Before we ever prepare our sermons, we need to look in the mirror and make sure we are prepared […]
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Ouch! This quote hurts. “If Jesus preached the same message ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.” –Leonard Ravenhill Do you agree? This is certainly not true for every pastor. However, I’m afraid this may be true with a lot of the self-help, prosperity preaching today. If Jesus never said anything controversial, if […]
I love this quote from The Preacher: His Life and Work by J.H. Jowett “I have a conviction that no sermon is ready for preaching, not ready for writing out, until we can express its theme in a short, pregnant sentence as clear as a crystal. I find the getting of that sentence is the […]
I recently finished reading Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis. Ken Davis is a phenomenal speaker. And if you haven’t seen his part comedy, part motivational speech Fully Alive, you are missing out. It is one of the best works of Christian comedy I have ever seen. I don’t say this lightly. Ken is seriously […]
The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not “What a lovely sermon,” but, “I will do something!” – Francis de Sales The goal of preaching is not to impress people with your lovely sermons. Preach with the sole purpose of motivating people to get out of their seats and […]
If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness. ~Vance Havner The goal of preaching is not to help our people be more happy.