Preaching and Preachers
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Reasons for the decline of preaching examined; preaching: the Biblical view; the evidence of Church history.
Points of view; objections and definitions; the failure of the 'social' gospel; the power of the Gospel.
The error of debate; what is preaching? The total person is involved; on both sides of the pulpit!
Preaching must be theological; the preacher's duty is to present the Gospel; the delivery in general; the relationship of exposition to the sermon.
The whole person is involved; the delivery of the sermon; the sermon and the act of preaching.
Who is to preach? The 'call' to preach examined and explained; the marks of a preacher; the training required.
The relationship between the pew and the pulpit; modern ideas of preaching based on false thinking.
Evangelistic preaching and its importance; the restoration of authority to the pulpit; the place and importance of buildings.
The importance of regular Scripture reading; the importance of reading generally; and some suggested guidelines; know yourself.
The importance of the 'freedom of the Spirit'; the use of special occasions; the need for constant assessment and re-adjustment.