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The Proper Length of A Sermon

How long should a sermon last? Until people start looking at their watches? Until you can audibly hear the growling of stomachs from the pulpit? I know that, as a Baptist, typically, sermons run roughly 45 minutes to an hour. Yes, some churches – with all the entertainment and singing, special music, etc, leave on […]

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Gospel Tracts: The Silent Preacher

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. – Ecc. 11:1 (ESV) The smallest tract may be the stone in David’s sling. In the hands of Christ it may bring down a giant’s soul. – Robert Murray M`Cheyne Never underestimate the use of Gospel tracts. They have been used […]

Language of Those Who Neglect the Bible

No man will ever voluntarily neglect to make himself acquainted with the contents of a message sent to him by one whom he acknowledges as his superior, or on whom he feels himself to be dependent. Let a subject receive a communication from his acknowledged sovereign, and as it claims, so it will receive his […]

The Humility of Benjamin Morgan Palmer

I am nothing on earth but a poor wretched sinner, with only God’s rich, free sovereign grace betwixt Him and the hell he deserves. Even though permitted to preach the Gospel so precious for the salvation it brings to me, a Gospel sweeter and sweeter to me every day I live, yet through it all […]

Have We Forgotten ‘The Call’ to Preach?

As Christians, we have been given a commission; a command actually, namely, to make disciples of all nations. Obviously, the ‘Go’ part of the commission (not a command) is assumed. After all, you can’t make disciples unless you go where they are. However, it has occurred to me that in one way or the other, […]

Preacher Arrested

Bishop Eddie Long: “I’m Under Attack”

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The Conversion Of John Jasper

John Jasper was born a slave on a Virginia plantation on July 4, 1812, and spent his youth in a wayward manner. But on July 25, 1839 he had a thrilling conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ in his master’s tobacco house in Richmond. Sam Hargrove, his kind master, became Jasper’s most ardent earthly encourager […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: A Minister’s Evils

Blessed Spirit of God, Four evils attend my ministry – The devil treads me down by discouragement and shame     arising from coldness in private meditation. Carelessness possesses me from natural dullness and dimness of spirit;     because in the past I have met with success         and have been highly regarded,     so that […]

Suggestions To You For Your Preacher

*Update*: May 28, 2011 – The following suggestions for the preacher was previously and inadvertently attributed to John MacArthur. Our apologies! The quote was found to be part of an article by Floyd Doud Shafer in Christianity Today, March 27, 1961 entitled And Preach As You Go! – JT “Here are some suggestions…for a preacher.  Fling […]

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