Preaching

Millennials most likely to fact check sermons, Barna study finds

"While 75 percent of respondents said they 'listen carefully,' 17 percent acknowledged that they 'get distracted' while 10 percent reported that they ’fact check’ the sermon. Millennials were the generation with the highest percentage of respondents who said they fact-check, with 16 percent admitting that they do this" - CPost

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Expositional Imposters (Expanded)

"I have heard (and preached!) sermons that intend to be expositional, yet fall somewhat short. Below are a dozen pitfalls: five that don’t make the message of the passage the message of the sermon and thus abuse the text, five that fail to connect the text the congregation, and two that fail to recognise that preaching is ultimately God’s work." - 9 Marks

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“When we remember those men who most faithfully pastored us, we probably think of more than their sermons. And there’s a reason for that.”

"The highest privilege and greatest honor in pastoring is not standing in the church pulpit but praying by the hospital bed." - Challies

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Anecdotes from the Pulpit, Part 2

Third Series of Lectures to My Students

The Art of Illustration: Being Addresses Delivered to the students of The Pastor’s College, Metropolitan Tabernacle

By C. H. Spurgeon, 1905

Lecture 2: Anecdotes from the Pulpit (continued; read the series)

I shall make up this present address by quoting the examples of great preachers, beginning with the era of the Reformation, and following on without any very rigid chronological order down to our own day. Examples are more powerful than precepts; hence I quote them.

First, let me mention that grand old preacher, Hugh Latimer, the most English of all our divines; and one whose influence over our land was undoubtedly most powerful. Southey says, “Latimer more than any other man promoted the Reformation by his preaching”; and in this he echoes the more important utterance of Ridley, who wrote from his prison, “I do think that the Lord hath placed old father Latimer to be his standard-bearer in our age and country against his mortal foe, Antichrist.”

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