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Valiant for Truth - Preaching

A Pastor’s Reflections: Practice, Practice, Practice!
VFT

I was recently at a dinner party where an esteemed and seasoned colleague was commenting about the state of preaching in the church.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Exegetical Landmines
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I can remember being in seminary and as I would learn about various books of the Bible or encounter passages of Scripture I would make a mental note that I wanted to preach and teach such things.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Beat the Sheep
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Over the years I’ve encountered a number of situations where pastors were seemingly more intent on beating rather than feeding the sheep. I can remember the Regional Home Missionary in our presbytery talking about this problem.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Preach to Yourself
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When I was regularly preparing my weekly sermons I often wondered whether I would make any type of impact upon my church. After all, a pastor will pour anywhere between 10-20 hours of preparation to preach for 30 minutes, give or take.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Listen to Sermons
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When students cross the threshold and enter the hallowed halls of seminary, those who enroll in the Master of Divinity program usually have one big goal in mind—they want to be preachers.