Steve Hill / 22 DEC 2014 –
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. – 1 Corinthians 1:17
This world is in desperate need of fiery Holy Ghost preachers—ones who will not hesitate to raise their voices in the marketplace and proclaim liberty to those in bondage, salvation to the lost and healing to the sick. This world has had enough of anemic ministers and tainted messages. It’s time for the truth to be told.
“I am tormented with the desire of writing better than I can,” declared Thomas Watson.
I am tormented with the desire of preaching better than I can. But I have no wish to make fine, pretty sermons. Prettiness is well enough when prettiness is in its place. I like to see a pretty child, a pretty flower—but in sermons prettiness is out of place.
To my ear, it should be anything but commendation, should it be said to me, “You have given us a pretty sermon.” If I were put upon trial for my life, and my lawyer should amuse the jury with jesting or bury his arguments beneath a profusion of flowery rhetoric, I would say to him, “What are you doing? You care more for your vanity than for my hanging! Put yourself in my place—speak in view of the gallows—and you will plead my case plainly and earnestly instead.”
Hell awaits all nonbelievers. If we really believed that, our voices would be seasoned with fire. Oh, that God would impart to every serious believer a divine vision of hell! Then they would preach as dying men to dying men.
~ 2 Chronicles 25; Revelation 12; Zechariah 8; John 11
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