Dangers of “Gospel-Centered Preaching” Kristin Jukes Has a Book Recommendation: “In her latest book, You Who, Rachel Jankovic reminds Christian women that our identity is not wrapped up in this world or following our hearts/feelings but is found in Christ. With all of the humanistic philosophy being sold as Christian content to women, this book is refreshing and convicting. Throughout the book, Mrs. Jankovic
Is being vague about sin an act of love? Often people avoid condemning sin out of a desire to love. Insinuating sin instead of naming sin; Generalizing instead of being specific; Apologizing for how embarrassing the very mention of sin can be; Fearing that being too specific might turn someone away from Jesus. This all too often stems from a sincere desire to love. That
“Avoid that childish trifling and outrageous twisting of texts which will make you a wise man among fools, but a fool among wise men” (C.H. Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students, p. 106).
“Certain brethren do not even manage to keep unity in the sermon, but wander from Britain to Japan, and bring in all imaginable subjects…” (Spurgeon, Lectures to my Students, p. 69).
“Unction is a thing which you cannot manufacture, and its counterfeits are worse than worthless; yet it is in itself priceless, and beyond measure needful if you would edify believers and bring sinners to Jesus” (Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students, p. 50).
“The minister who does not earnestly pray over his work must surely be a vain and conceited man. He acts as if he thought himself sufficient of himself, and therefore needed not to appeal to God” (Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students, p. 47).
“We may discover, after having laboured long and wearily in preaching, that all the honour belongs to another builder, whose prayers were gold, silver, and precious stones, while our sermonisings being apart from prayer, were but hay and stubble” (Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students, p. 46).
“I could never be satisfied with a full congregation and the kind expressions of friends; I longed to hear that hearts had been broken, that tears had been seen streaming from the eyes of penitents” (Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students, p. 28).
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