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The Difficulties of Consistent & Inconsistent Preaching

Acts 20:27 I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703-1758): Is the doctrine I preach truly evangelical? Let me not take this matter for granted; but examine whether it quadrates with the … Continue reading

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God’s Providence: A Printing Press for Martin Luther’s Preaching

Job 19:23; Psalm 68:11 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. ADAM CLARKE (1760-1832): Our translators have made … Continue reading

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Casting Thy Bread Upon the Waters

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2,6 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight, for thou knowest not what evil may be upon the earth…In the morning sow thy … Continue reading

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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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Hammers & Nails in the Service of God

Jeremiah 23:29; Ecclesiastes 12:11 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters … 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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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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C. H. Spurgeon’s Pulpit Ministry in the Eyes of His Contemporaries

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression. WILLIAM WILLIAMS (1895): On May 30, 1857, a brother minister was standing with Mr. Spurgeon under a tree. The atmosphere was … 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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