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why martyn lloyd-jones didn’t want his listeners to take notes when he preached – andrew lim

  The very first recorded sermon that was preached convicted the heart of the hearers. Luke tells us that “…when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Brothers what should we do?’” (Acts 2:37). Any talk of “preaching to the heart” will give […]

preach from the heart – simon mcleay

“Preach from the heart”, these are the words that keep coming back to me as I think about preaching today.  I could talk about technique, I also go back and forward between preaching from a script to preaching form just a series of topics.  I sometimes spend hours over the PowerPoint and sometimes just pop […]

george wieland: how does a preacher pray

There are times in the course of preparing a sermon or shortly before preaching when I find it hard gather my thoughts to pray. Ideas are buzzing, anxieties are clamoring for attention and my head’s like a Kolkata roundabout. At such times I’m grateful that Jesus’ first set of inadequate servants asked him to teach […]

dale campbell: less is more

Of the two categories of kiwi preachers contributing to this blog (see the ‘contributors’ page), I am one of the younger ones with an ‘embryonic’ preaching ministry. And the embryo is growing. Here are two aspects of my preaching style which are perhaps changing the most.