Monday, July 20, 2015

The Decisive Factor of Preaching in the health of a church

E. C. Dargan comments on the decisive factor of preaching in the spiritual vitality of the church . . . Decline of spiritual life and activity in the churches is commonly accompanied by a lifeless, formal, unfruitful preaching, and this partly as cause, partly as effect.  On the other hand, the great revivals of christian history can most usually be traced to the work of the pulpit, and in their progress they have developed and rendered possible a high order of preaching.  quoted by John Stott, Between Two Worlds, p. 115

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