Friday, October 30, 2015
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Monday, October 19, 2015
“To reach people gospel preachers must challenge the culture’s story at points of confrontation and finally retell the culture’s story, as it were, revealing how its deepest aspirations for good can be fulfilled only in Christ.” Timothy Keller, "Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism", 20.
Friday, October 16, 2015
“This is how to deliver not just an informative lecture but a life-changing sermon. It is not merely to talk about Christ but to show him, to ‘demonstrate’ [1 Cor. 2:4] his greatness and to reveal him as worthy of praise and adoration. If we do that, the Spirit will help us, because that is his great mission in the world.” Timothy Keller, "Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism", p. 17–18.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I am reading Keller's insightful and challenging book on preaching and will be posting quotes. This one was encouraging and liberating.
“While the difference between a bad sermon and a good sermon is mainly the responsibility of the preacher, the difference between good preaching and great preaching lies mainly in the work of the Holy Spirit. . . . We should do the work it takes to make our communication good and leave it up to God how and how often he makes it great for the listener.” Timothy Keller, "Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism", p. 11-12.