Monday, March 22, 2010

Good Preaching: What is it?

Good Preaching

A good sermon should set your heart on fire with a passionate love and adoration for your Creator, His word, His world and the people in His world. You should takes the gems found in a good sermon and go back to the scriptures, preferably literally - but if need be,due to time constraints or physical circumstances, only in your mind and this should be an ongoing process through the week. You should then let these gems mould your character and change your way of thinking and living without distraction or compromise.

A good sermon does not end with a prayer at the end of the service but with a wonderfully good change in our everyday worship and adoration of God in all we do through the week... for as we see God more clearly we are inspired and in fact cannot help ourselves but to love Him more dearly.

If one has reached a point of thinking you have learnt it all, you have learnt nothing at all! And a good preacher should make you realize this each time he opens the word of God for you! For we can as human beings never know God well enough and therefore never love Him as much as He deserves.

2Timothy 3: 14 - 17 But you must continue in all things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction and righteousness. That the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

I would like to build a list of links that will take you to good sermons to listen to. In our modern day and age we are wonderfully blessed to be linked up via the internet to some of the most gifted preachers and most Godly men that the world has known. I say this not to set these men on a special pedestal but to encourage you to listen to some of these sermons and see just how wonderful it is to be touched by the word of God in this way! Let me know if you can suggest others!

(1) Here is our first link,

For years in Tauranga Al Martin complimented our preaching as we were a small group with no full time pastor (good preaching takes many hours a week to prepare for) Al Martin preached to us in our lounge or in other homes as we met together as a small group, when it was too much for our working men to prepare a sermon and Bible study each week. Some people may have looked at us and thought 'poor them' but those years were our richest years in terms of spiritual growth. And such growth is available to all who want it now with the internet making things so accessible. It was a sermon preached by Al Martin on Christian education that convinced us when Jessica was a baby that we would home school, so for us the repercussions of listening to good preaching have been tremendous on a practical level. This is a very obvious example but I am sure in hundreds of other ways good preaching effects our daily lives.

(2) I have been receiving Grace Gems Daily Devotional (old puritan writings) for a while now and have found them encouraging, here is their audio sight

And here is their home page

(3) Monergism has a great list of links to good sermons

(4) Stuart Olyott has good sermons that you can download. Here is the home page

The series, "This we Believe "is a series based around the outline of the 1646 Westminster Confession of Faith. See We have started listening to it as a family and my parents have been listening to them with their church group for some time now and can recommend them.

(5) Here is a good web site where you can download sermons from South Africa Martin Morrison taught us at The ' Y' , while Doug and I were at UCT where we met each other.

(6) is the link for free John Macrthur semons.

(7) John Piper Sermons, you can also get many of his books downloaded for free.

(8) We have also enjoyed Timothy Keller's series on Hebrews. Although we do not know his other work.

(9) Sugested churches in greater Brisbane:

Berea Bible CHurch, Waloon QLD

Samford Baptist, QLD

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