Tag Archives: Preaching

Old advice, which every eager preacher could learn from.

The Literature Network, posts a letter by to a young clergyman, in 1720, by Jonathon Swift. I have to admit, till tonight, I had never heard of Jonathon Swift, but, his letter, is full of interesting advice.  I take it … Continue reading

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I received a text this morning….

I received a text from our pastor this morning asking if I was ok to do communion, as I was rostered for this morning. I texted back saying yes, and also asking if Joanne was also rostered on to help. … Continue reading

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My encouragement to new preachers.

I am impressed with the dedication and skill of our worship team who lead us in worship every Sunday. The skill from this team comes about from their practicing their skills on a regular basis. In the same way they … Continue reading

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How then can they believe?

I had a bit of an epiphany when  reading Romans 10:14-15 this morning. Rom 10:14  How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have … Continue reading

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Bible College and Oral Presentation.

A friend of mine, Rob Lamont made the following observation on Face Book this morning.  At Bible College nearly everything was measured in 3,000 word essays. In the real world no one asks for 3,000 word answers.Most assignments were written … Continue reading

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Preaching that connects.

I believe that our preachers need to be preachers who connect. To connect with those we are preaching to, we need to  know  their narrative story. Who are we preaching to. What are their age. What is their current circumstances. … Continue reading

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A serious responsibility.

I enjoy studying of God’s word. I enjoy meditating on it and chewing over it until it penetrates deep within. I enjoy talking about God’s word. And I enjoy preaching God’s word. In saying this, I have to be honest, … Continue reading

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The preacher and the sermon.

I received this email from someone who was at church yesterday. Craig: your passion is an amazing thing to see. I won’t say you were preaching this morning; cause you weren’t. You were reaching into your heart and sharing it … Continue reading

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Cutting through the rhetoric.

I have made a number of in-your face comments, posts and statements over the last year about a variety of subjects. It seems that the most controversial ones stem around my views on the subject of same sex marriage within … Continue reading

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Be careful how you preach against sin–for in doing so, you may be preaching against Christ.

Recently I posted a controversial heading  that said “If you preach against sin; your guilty of preaching a false gospel.”  In it I made the point that the centrality of our preaching is to be the forgiveness of sins and … Continue reading

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