Tonight, 6-7 will be meeting at Salem to discuss preaching. Some of us having been preaching for years, others have just begun. We’ll be looking at the following questions:
What is good preaching?
How do you choose a text?
How do you prepare?
How do you lay out your notes?
Should we know Hebrew and Greek?
Should we re-use sermons?
For how long should we preach?
Is feeling nervous a good or bad thing?
We live in dark days when few people know Biblical truth, and the standard of preaching in many churches is poor. What passes for a feast today would have been considered mere dog food thirty years ago. If Salem Chapel has half a dozen men who preach the Bible with clarity and honesty, this chapel will truly be a beacon shining on Newby Hill.
To keep us all humble, though, I’ll be reminding everyone of this verse:
James 3:1: My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the severer judgment.