Monday, April 03, 2017

3 Reasons Why Preaching Is Not Casual

When you listen to a sermon, do you feel the weight upon the preacher’s shoulders? Do you recognize that every sermon is designed to leave an indelible mark upon your soul and to shape you by God’s Word? When you listen to a sermon preached, do you get the idea that the overall aim is to bring glory to God? Are you captivated by the drama of God’s redemptive story as you see God’s plan and your connection to the story? If not, perhaps you’ve never heard real preaching.

When J. I. Packer was a 22-year-old student in the years of 1948-1949, he heard Martyn Lloyd-Jones preach each Sunday evening in London. He said that he had “never heard such preaching.” According to Packer, it came to him “with the force of electric shock, bringing to at least one of his listeners more of a sense of God than any other man” he had known. [1] Read More

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