Last week, I gave a bit of background on “The Sinner’s Prayer”, exploring what it is, and what it isn’t.
Just to be clear, then, I’m not about to argue that sinners shouldn’t cry out for God’s mercy. Continue reading
We’ve talked a lot these past few weeks about the centrality of the gospel in discipling, teaching and preaching. Continue reading
“The Puritans insisted that the ultimate effectiveness of preaching is out of man’s hands. Man’s task is simply to be faithful in teaching the Word; it is God’s work to convince of its truth and write it in the heart. Continue reading
“Consider the infinite condescension and love of Christ, in his invitation to you to come to him for life, deliverance, mercy, grace, peace, and eternal salvation. Continue reading
Spencer Cone was a popular Baptist pastor in New York City between 1785 and 1855. This was his advice to young preachers: Continue reading
“Let me hear you make decisions / Without your television, / Let me hear you speaking just for me.” The line is from Depeche Mode’s Stripped, and I’m surprised it doesn’t turn up more often in manuals for effective preaching. Continue reading