Sometimes preachers fail to distinguish between preaching a sermon and preaching to a congregation. For some, the two may be identical (preaching a sermon to a congregation) but, on the other hand, they may not be (and usually are not). What is the difference to which I allude, what are its … [Read more...] about Preach! Don’t Construct Sermons
In 1 Corinthians 6, the phrase "Don't you know" appears at the beginning of six sentences in verses 2, 3, 9, 15, 16, 19. Amazing! How forgetful and/or neglectful the members of the Corinthian church were. Paul spent about 18 months with them, teaching them everything that he repeats in these six … [Read more...] about Don’t You Know?
Why do I need to? After all, there was no time in the history of preaching when there were more good translations than now. The argument sounds good; but the objector misses the obvious fact that the more translation possibilities that he has to choose from, the more one needs to know (at least … [Read more...] about Using the Original Languages in Preaching
You used to be able to tell a lot about a preacher---and about his preaching---simply by walking into his library. If it was filled with catchy titles, how-to manuals, frothy experience-oriented fluff, as well as second-rate commentaries, you could know that isn't the place to hang your hat as a … [Read more...] about The Preacher’s Library
Betty (my loving wife) paints. I'm not talking about refurbishing the exterior of the house but about the kind of painting that eventuates in pictures hanging on the wall. She's good at it, so I like to listen to what she says about it. Recently, she told me, "A picture isn't a picture until it's … [Read more...] about Frame It!