The Glory of Preaching

So last week I started a book that has been on my shelf for a while. John Stott’s classic on preaching Between Two Worlds. Though some of the information is dated (computers will one day be portable), the heart of the message is the same: Preaching is irreplaceable in Christian worship.

Though I have enjoyed hearing several different men from the church I serve preach while I have been recovering, I have missed sharing from God’s word with those I have come to love and to whom God has called me to serve.

John Stott writes:

“Our worship is poor because our knowledge of God is poor, and our knowledge of God is poor because our preaching is poor. But when the Word of God is expounded in its fulness, and the congregation begin to glimpse the glory of the living God, they bow down in solemn awe and joyful wonder before his throne. It is preaching which accomplishes this, the proclamation of the Word of God in the power of the Spirit of God. That is why preaching is unique and irreplaceable.” (p.83)

I am thankful that God has called me to this task. I love being able to study, teach and preach God’s Word. Pray with and for me that God would deliver His message through me. I am no one special, but then God uses ordinary people to do His work. May His glory be revealed in us this day.

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~ by mikefoster on March 13, 2014.

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