The Work of a Preacher according to @CharlesSpurgeon

People warned Spurgeon that he would break down physically and emotionally under the stress of such expansive preaching. Spurgeon replied: “If I have done so, I am glad of it. I would do the same again. If I had fifty constitutions I would rejoice to break them down in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.” He added: “We find ourselves able to preach ten or twelve times a week, and we find we are the stronger for it…. ‘Oh,’ said one of the members, ‘our minister will kill himself.’ … That is the kind of work that will kill no man. It is preaching to sleepy congregations that kills good ministers.” Spurgeon found strength in preaching.

-Steven Lawson, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon

Topical Preaching VS. Expository Preaching. Why not both?

I have read a few blogs lately discussing the differences and preferences of pastors on topical and expository preaching styles. As I read one blog, it claims all the benefits of topical based preaching. Starting and forming it’s argument around the ability of the topical based message to reach the ears of the audience in … Read more

Teaching vs. Preaching. Is there a difference?

I was once asked “what is the difference between preaching and teaching?”  by a friend who was questioning the reasons I am now attending seminary. This really struck me funny, because I know there are differences but at the time I could not put my finger on exactly what all those differences were. So after … Read more