The commission resounds through the ages, igniting pulpits and inspiring preachers even still. It is a sacred task that requires reverence—and preparation.
To aid in the art of preaching, professor of preaching Mervyn A. Warren has constructed this landmark book. It includes an extensive collection of Ellen G. White’s practical wisdom on how to develop and present a powerful sermon. Whether you are a lay preacher, pastor, or evangelist, you will be inspired and instructed by these timeless principles of preaching, including how to construct strong content, organization, language, and delivery.
You’ll discover Ellen White’s sensible and stirring words on a number of topics.
On the need to organize sermons:
“Some minds are more like an old curiosity shop than anything else. Many odd bits and ends of truth have been picked up and stored away there; but they know not how to present them in a clear, connected manner” (Evangelism, p. 648).
On the most effective sermons:
“In this age of moral darkness it will take something more than dry theory to move souls. Ministers must have a living connection with God. They must preach as though they believed what they said” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p. 447).
On the length of sermons:
“Let the message for this time be presented, not in long, labored discourses, but in short talks, right to the point” (Gospel Workers, pp. 167, 168).
The good news of salvation is the best God has to offer humanity. Shouldn’t we offer our best when we present it?
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