What should we expect from preachers?

Most people watch television, so public speakers including preachers should thereby learn some presentational skills. This being so, preachers who cannot read the Scripture clearly and intelligibly are without excuse.  It is sometimes evident from the wrong emphasis they use in their reading of Scripture that they do not understand what they are reading. What …

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Wisdom’s role in the Scheme of Redemption

‘By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities’ Isa 53:11. This text shows that whereas God the Father initiates redemption, yet the scheme or manner of redemption is the prerogative of God the Son. In a past eternity, God the Father gave an innumerable number of sinners to …

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Christian scribes

The scribes and Pharisees were opposed to Jesus and His teaching. Jesus accused them of hypocrisy: 'Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you close the kingdom of heaven against mankind: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow those entering to have entered’ Mat 23:13. He also exposed the inadequacy of …

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The majority of mankind will be saved

The majority of mankind will be saved – will you be among them? It is not uncommon to hear the depressing and unbiblical doctrine that only a minority of the human family will arrive in heaven.  It is also common to hear the ungodly say that they do not want to go to heaven, which …

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Sermon preparation

Some bullet points on sermon preparation. 1. Have an interesting introduction. In Lectures to My Students, Charles Haddon Spurgeon says that every notice should have the word “Attention!” at the top; and so every sermon should call attention to the topic of the sermon. It should be composed last, when the whole message is clearly …

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Faith and Assurance

Faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour is not the same thing as faith in Jesus Christ as my Saviour, nor are these the same as believing that I am saved.  The latter is assurance of salvation. Saving faith says: "I believe in Jesus Christ for the salvation of my soul." Assurance of salvation says: "I …

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