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Why the Preacher Is Necessary to Preaching

Sermons are embodied truth—and that truth comes through you.

Most sermons begin with prayer. Often it is a prayer which asks God to hide the preacher from view. "Let my words be forgotten, so that only what comes from you is remembered" the preacher intones. I have heard experienced pastors say this as often as students. It is easy to see why. It is a terrifying ...

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Raymond Ruffin

April 27, 2013  3:18pm

Excellent,great job.

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Margaret Hall

January 21, 2013  2:11pm

An excellent, thought-provoking article. 'Appropriate self-discloure' in a sermon can indeed be powerful. May I be so bold as to suggest one small change in the final paragraph: from '....that we are able to reign in on our natural bent....' to '.....that we are able to rein in our natural bent....'.

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