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Preaching

When You Plainly Oppose Error

For some time a large body of religious teachers and leaders have been busy trying to find a basis for “unity” in what they call “diversity” of opinions on Bible teaching. Many of them are interested only in opening their arms to embrace all who believe that Jesus is Lord and Christ.” The doctrine of…

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What Is Gospel Preaching?

Every denominational preacher, so far as I know, claims to be a preacher of the gospel. Since what they preach causes a divided state among professed Christians, one of two things must be true: either the gospel itself produces these divisions, or these preachers are not really preaching the gospel. It does not take a…

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So You Want a Preacher?

A number of churches, large and small, are now looking for preachers to work with them. Through the years I have read many appeals, and have received a number of requests to help find preachers to fill the vacant pulpits across the nation. Brethren are learning that it is much more difficult to find a…

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Pride of Preachers and Problems

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Rom. 12:3). “For if a man think himself to be something,…

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Preaching the Gospel of Christ

I am a preacher of the gospel. I do not expect scriptural preaching to produce any lucrative rewards of monetary consideration. However, I have been amply rewarded in necessary substance, and I thank God for that. In recent years some preachers and their preaching have been very disappointing to the cause of Christ. Weak, shallow…

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The Preacher’s Attitude

Attitudes affect everyone to some degree. Attitude is developed from one’s environment, from the influences of others and from our goals. The environment alters our attitudes toward ourselves and everyone else. The influence of parents, teachers, our peers and associates help develop attitudes of the heart toward life. Our goals influence such emotions as prejudice,…

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The Offended

I am sorry when anyone is offended at the plain teaching of the Scriptures, but I can not alter the word of God to please myself or anyone else. I am concerned, not because the truth offended someone, but because one was offended at what inspiration teaches. It is generally expected that most people will…

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Motives for Preaching

Both the attitudes and motives for preaching the gospel of Christ are vital for its success in the sight of God. The consequences of effective preaching far out weighs any other endeavor. Preaching will result in the eternal salvation of some and the eternal damnation of others, depending upon what is preached and the condition…

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Evangelistic Oversight

Most of the inspired letters written by the apostle Paul warn about men perverting the word of God and trying to change the organization, work and worship of the church. It seems that men cannot keep their unholy hands off the divine arrangement given by Christ. The church during the first century had problems with…

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Elders and Preachers

A debilitating problem among some churches of Christ in this generation is the lack of respect for and the appointment of elders to serve in local churches. The practice of using “Business Meetings” to oversee and direct the work of the local church to the neglect of selecting qualified men to serve as elders has…

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