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The Preacher's Dialogue

Son of man, can these bones live again? How does one answer that kind of question?

The Preacher's Dialogue

Do you ever feel as though you're preaching to the dead? Do you need to have your heart rekindled with hope in what God's preached Word can accomplish? Then this stirring message by Dr. Gardner Taylor (slightly condensed from the original recording) delivered at the E.K. Bailey conference on expository preaching in Dallas, Texas is just what you need. Dr. Gardner Taylor, regarded as one of America's premier preachers, served as the senior pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. subscribers can listen to Dr. Taylor's message here.

Let me read here from the thirty-seventh chapter of the book of Ezekiel.

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the Spirit of the Lord and sent me down in the midst of the valley, which was full of bones. And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" ...

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Jim Isaacson

April 14, 2015  6:25pm

What a perpetually timely theme for most pastors. Particularly timely in a smaller church when it seems like people have become deathly comfortable with routines and religion and status quo. Well stated is the conflict between the doubt of the pastor and the infinite ability of God. To such a situation these are truly words of life and hope. One more reason to keep speaking the word of truth. Thanks.

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thomas cohoon

April 14, 2015  12:34pm

Words I needed to hear. Human words and human efforts are futile on their own accord. But the word of God and faith in Him are powerful. Let God's words and His will flow through you like a vessel and truly live.

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February 21, 2013  4:52am

This excellent and highly inspirational.

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Lolita Hickman

February 19, 2013  8:31am

Amen! Thanks so much for this article. As always, Dr. Gardner speaks to the heart of the preacher, the heart of the matter from the very heart of God. I must preach and pastor until God says "Well done!" Then and only then will I receive the crown of life. Thanks for the reminder!

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