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When God Shuts Up a Preacher’s Mouth

Ezekiel 3:24-27 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. Behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with … Continue reading

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The Gift of Utterance & its Effects

Colossians 4:2, 3; Ephesians 6:19 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same, with thanksgiving; withal praying for also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ. And for me, … Continue reading

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The Form of the Lord’s Supper in Scriptural Simplicity

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): The ancient churches celebrated this ordinance every Lord’s … Continue reading

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Are You Preparing a Sermon, or Writing an Essay?

Psalm 45:1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the thing which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. MATTHEW POOLE (1624-1679): “My heart is inditing”― In Hebrew, it … Continue reading

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Ministerial Individuality

I Corinthians 12:1,8 Now there are differences of gifts, but the same Spirit…For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. JOHN GILL (1697-1771): What qualifies men … Continue reading

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Geriatric Giants: Old Preachers Graced With the Spirit of Caleb

Joshua 14:6-12        Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal.        And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning … Continue reading

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Sermon Preparation: Saturday Night in Spurgeon’s Study

Haggai 1:13        Then spake Haggai the LORD’S messenger in the LORD’S message unto the people, saying… C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): Brethren, it is not easy for me to tell you precisely how I make my sermons. All through the … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror, upon the Wall, Who shall be the Greatest of us All?

Jeremiah 45:5; Mark 10:35-37, 41-45        Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not.        And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we desire. … Continue reading

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Preachers that God Commissions are Given Preaching Gifts

Isaiah 61:1-3        The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, … Continue reading

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Rowland Hill: An Eccentric Ehud with a Witty Double-edged Dagger

Judges 3:15        Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges. A. W. TOZER (1897-1963): Few things are as useful in the Christian life as a gentle sense of humour, and few things are as deadly as a sense … Continue reading

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