Saturday, December 29, 2007

Why we still preach

R. Scott Clark does a solid job of answering the question, "What's the big deal about preaching?"

We have a high view of preaching as a means of grace because Paul had a high view of the “foolishness” of gospel preaching (1 Cor 2). It doesn’t seem like it ought to “work” and if you’re looking for big numbers then call Bill Hybels or Bob Schuller. They know how to pull a crowd. If you want to know about preaching, however, look at Paul at Mars Hill. He preached the law and then he preached the gospel. Did he get a great response? Well Dennis (Dionysius) and a few others (Acts 17:34) followed him. That’s what happens sometimes. The Spirit blows where he wills (John 3).

Amen.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jon Clayton said...

God bless you my brother. I pray the Lord will prosper you, your family, and the ministry to which He called you.

10:11 AM, December 29, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thank you, Jon. May God continue to bless you in all those ways, too.

3:45 PM, December 30, 2007  

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