The Need for Prayer in Preaching

"Rather than lower the standard for preaching, we should lower ourselves to our knees before the Father. The Puritans saturated all their preaching in prayer. They were great preachers only because they were also great petitioners who wrestled with God for divine blessing on their preaching. Richard Baxter said, 'Prayer must carry on our work... Continue Reading →

PRC (6): Discriminatory Preaching

There is not a sermon which is heard, but it sets us nearer heaven or hell - John Preston Discriminatory Preaching Should the preaching on occasion cause members of the congregation to doubt their salvation? I am talking here about preaching with the specific intent of the pastor to cause members to doubt their salvation.... Continue Reading →

PRC (5): Some Suggestions Regarding Evangelism:

In recent blog posts I have criticized the evangelism methods of the PRC. I wish to offer some helpful suggestions on how these methods can be improved in this article. Suggestion #1: Prayer. Prayer. Prayer. I cannot emphasis this enough. The congregation must be earnestly praying for the salvation of souls, both publically and privately.... Continue Reading →

PRC (4): Preaching and Covenant Children

Preaching and Covenant Children One of my concerns with Protestant Reformed preaching relates to how the children of believers are treated in the preaching and this ultimately respects how the issue of the covenant is treated in the PRC. Now my understanding of children of believers and the covenant is that developed by Hoeksema and... Continue Reading →

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