Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Purpose, Success and Fearlessness…What More Could We Want?

Preaching Without Notes Storrs(2)Richard Storrs in his little book “Conditions of Success in Preaching Without Notes” (1875 lecture series at Union Theological Seminary) has a striking statement about the preacher.

“Strength of purpose, expectation of success, and a serene fearlessness, become the very prerogatives of his office when he stands to represent the King of the world in uttering His message to the men of the World.”

It is important for us to remember that Power that stands behind us and resides within us when we get up and preach, not our own opinions, but the very Word of God.  As the title to this post asks,  “What more could we want?”

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