Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lloyd-Jones on Preaching

Seek Him! Seek Him! What can we do without Him? Seek Him! Seek Him always. But go beyond seeking Him; expect Him. Do you expect anything to happen when you get up to preach in a pulpit?

Are you expecting it to be the turning point in someone's life? Are you expecting anyone to have a climactic experience? That is what preaching is meant to do. That is what you find in the Bible and in the subsequent history of the Church. Seek this power, expect this power, yearn for this power; and when the power comes, yield to Him. Do not resist. Forget all about your sermon if necessary. Let Him loose you, let Him manifest His power in you and through you.

Seek it until you have it; be content with nothing less. Go on until you can say, "And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power." He is still able to do "exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think."

- Excerpts from the final page of Lloyd-Jones excellent book entitled, "Preaching and Preachers"

It was a great read! This informative and insightful work would be very helpful for anyone who has the wonderful opportunity to deliver the Lord's Word or for anyone who might desire to do so.


mwh said...

Did you just finish this book?

Unbreakable Joy said...

Just finished it yesterday. I started it for a while and put it down while I read some other things. It got delayed for a while but I kept coming back to it. A good book always keeps you coming back for more.