Get Excited About Preaching!!!
By David J. Stewart | July 2014
Titus 1:3, “But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.”
I love preaching! Titus 1:3 teaches that God's Word is revealed through preaching. Thank God for preaching!!! Do you love preaching? You should if you're wise. A man without preaching is a fool. My friend, if you want your life, marriage and family to succeed in life it won't happen by accident. Accidents just happen, but anything meaningful is deliberate, planned and on-purpose. The Bible is no accident. God wrote it! Creation is no accident (as sinful evolutionists claim it is). Heathen scientists literally call the universe, “accidental aftermath and cosmic chaos.” I feel sorry for someone who believes that the amazing world in which we live just happened by chance. What a lonely feeling they must have, believing that the universe and human life just happened. I am so glad that I have acknowledged God in my life (Romans 1:21). When I look up at the night stars, my heart yearns to be in Heaven with my God. I rejoice that the Godhead lives in my body (Romans 8:9; 1st Corinthians 3:16-17). I feel precious to God.
Proverbs 25:11, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Proverb 25:11 is literally teaching that the proper words spoken at the proper time are worth more than much money. Gold is extremely expensive, because it is a rare element. As of July 2014, the current price of gold is $1,326.80 U.S. dollars per ounce!!! That's $21,228.80 per pound! A silver picture containing apples of gold would be worth hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. The Bible says that our words, if fitly spoken to encourage and help others, can greatly exceed the value of much gold. Certainly, the greatest words we can ever speak forth to others is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every believer has the duty to share the gospel message with the lost.
I sincerely don't intend to offend anyone, but the truth ALWAYS offends those who hate the truth. The truth is only hatred to those who hate the truth. I love the truth. I may not like what the truth says, but I love the truth itself and must have it. The truth can be dealt with, no matter how heartbreaking and painful to learn; but a lie cannot be dealt with, no matter how believable it may be. Have you believed a lie? Preaching is THE TRUTH!
Preaching Builds Families
The church is a family. Churches are composed of individual families. A church is only as strong as its individual families. The primary job of the pastor is to build families. Dr. Hyles teaches this vital subject in his classic MP3 Bible study titled, “The Gift Of Prophecy.” We're supposed to use our ministry to build people, not people to build our ministry. Everyone, even laymen in the church, ought to have a personal ministry serving the Lord. There is MUCH that we can all do for Jesus. Preaching keeps our mind and heart focused on THE THINGS OF JESUS CHRIST (Philippians 2:20-21).
“Speaking the truth in love...” —Ephesians 4:15
“This whole society is rotten and Godless. The wrath of God is upon America. Mark my word: if God’s Word be true, this nation is headed for the dust.” —Pastor Tom Malone (1971)
1st Corinthians 1:18, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
Most people are DISTRACTED by television, video games, entertainment and the things of the world. Many of the things that distract us from serving Christ aren't even sinful things, but they hinder us from running the race that God intended for us to run. God needs you!!! God needs your hands, your feet, your mouth and your body! Dr. Hyles teaches this precious truth in his MP3 sermon titled, “The Hope Of Whose Glory” (MP3, Dr. Hyles; God wants to live in us and through us for His glory).
I'm sure that some of my critics say, “You're always talking about Brother Hyles, Brother Hyles, Brother Hyles.” Yes Sir, and I aim to keep promoting him, because He followed Jesus!!! Dr. Hyles started pastoring when he was 19-years-old and faithfully pastored churches for 55-years, until the Lord took him home at age 74 in 2001. Thank God for Brother Hyles!!! The apostle Paul said in 1st Corinthians 11:1, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” We all follow someone. As human beings we all have heroes, and that's not bad if you have the right heroes.
It is tragic that so many youth follow some carnal athletes like Michael Jordan or Walter Payton, who've never done anything with their life except play ball. I'm not against sports, but I am against idolizing athletes instead of men of God. It won't matter one tiny bit in eternity how many baskets Michael Jordan made. It won't matter how many yards Walter Payton ran, or how many touchdowns he made throughout his carrier. Dr. Hyles talks about this subject in his awesome MP3 sermon, “It Just Doesn't Make Sense.” Walter Payton is now in eternity. Payton was a Baptist, which doesn't necessarily mean that he was born-again, but I think there's a very good chance that he was a genuine Christian. Walter was an incredible athlete . . .
One of the strongest and most talented men in football, Walter Payton could bench-press 390 pounds, leg-press more than 700 pounds, throw a football 60 yards, punt it 70 yards, kick 45-yard field goals, and walk the width of the field on his hands. It was this phenomenal combination of power and control that allowed Payton to play in every game except one during his 13 years of National Football League (NFL) competition.
How many souls did Walter Payton try to win to Christ? What did He do for the New Testament Church and Jesus Christ? God created us all “FOR HIS PLEASURE” (Revelation 4:11). I'm not criticizing Mr. Payton, but I cannot help but wonder if he's happy with the life that he lived while on earth? Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” I know that the people who despise and criticize my ministry's website won't feel that way when they enter into eternity and find out that it's all true!!! I'm on the Lord's side!
PREACHING WILL SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE if you listen and take heed!!! Marriage Bible Study, Dr. Hyles: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 (MP3's). Let's get excited about preaching! I listen to preaching while I'm driving. You can listen to the same song a thousand times and it won't benefit you one little bit. But think about how many preaching sermons that you could hear instead of your favorite song hundreds of times? Sadly, most Christians don't have enough character to listen to preaching.
One of the reasons that I like to hear lots of preaching is to help others. When I learn that somebody is going through a certain situation, I'll share an MP3 sermon with them. I just hand them a CD and say, “I think this sermon will help you, as it has me.” I love sharing sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles with others, because they are so practical and truthful. I encourage you to listen to many sermons, make a list of helpful statements and what the sermon is about, and then share them with friends neighbours and family members.
Do you have cancer, loneliness or great suffering? If so, here's a helpful sermon for you by Dr. Hyles titled, “WASTED SUFFERING.” For a person who is unsaved, or a believer who does not love God, his suffering is in vain. Romans 8:28 means that no suffering, failure or hardship will ever go to waste if we serve and love God. Somehow, somewhere, God will use our suffering for somebody's good. Every tear that I shed, every hurt and heartache that I feel, will be used to help someone else. What a shame to waste one's suffering. Get in God's will and serve Him, love Him, and someday He'll use all your lonely years and heartache to help others. I want God to use my suffering! God can and wants to use our suffering to help others, but we must love and serve God by doing His will.
Here are some of my favorite life-changing MP3 sermons by Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001). I guarantee that if you listen to these Spirit-filled sermons, just one a day, this preaching will change your life forever for God . . .
Americans Have The Wrong Heroes
Our society worships celebrities. It's called “Celebrity Worship Syndrome.” Praise God, you go ahead and criticize me for having godly Baptist preachers for my heroes. I wouldn't have it any other way. You go ahead and keep following the kooks, quacks and queers like Justin Bieber, Rhianna, Hollywood, Katy Perry, George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey; but I'm going to follow the faithful men of God who praise, promote, worship and honor the dear Lord Jesus Christ!!! Amen! I don't have to choose sides, because I'm already on the Lord's side. Whose side are you on? Here's a bunch of people who are on the Devil's side. Their rock is not our Rock. Time is running short my friend. If you're not saved, you will burn in Hell when you die in your sins (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:13-15; John 8:24).
Instead of having surgeons, scientists and great thinkers of society as our mentors, people follow worldly entertainers like Arnold Schwarzenegger for the size of his muscles, or Jay Leno for his dirty jokes on Late Night TV, or Hugh Hefner for his Playboy empire of smut, or lesbian Hillary Clinton because she's a feminist icon. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to keep following Jesus and promote those who follow and love Jesus! Why follow worldly singers who've never done anything to help you? We've got all the wrong heroes today! Listen to With All Thy Getting Get Wisdom (MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles). Our youth worship talent nowadays instead of character. Talent seeks attention, but wisdom pays attention. Michael Jordan may play great basketball, but he won't build your marriage. Hillary Clinton is trying to destroy your home, not build it. Shakira and Kesha won't save your marriage, but they're contributing to destroy it. Satan wants to ruin your body, soul and spirit.
God Fixed Us, So Christ Could Fix Others Through Us
If you're saved and holding out on serving God, you will be very regretful in Heaven when you realize the incredible opportunity that you had and didn't serve God here on earth. If you are saved, please listen to Dr. Hyles' sermon titled, “OUR MIXED UP FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANITY.” This is a great sermon, which teaches about the slothful servant who brought back the same amount of money that he had been entrusted with. He didn't squander what he was given; but rather, he failed to do anything with it to be profitable.
If all you do as a born-again Christian is abstain from booze, cigarettes, cursing and fornication, then you're a wicked servant. Why? It's because you're not being profitable for God. What are you doing for the Lord? God didn't save you just to fix you, He fixed you so that you could go fix others in the Lord. Some of the worst Christians do the most for God, and some of the best Christians do absolutely nothing for God. Where are you? We look at a fallen man and what he is and say, “What a tragedy!”; but God looks at a fallen man and what he could have been and says, “What a tragedy!” We look at what a man is, but God looks at what he is not. Do you see the difference? The most horrible thing about sin is what it keeps us from being and doing for God.
Dr. Hyles preaches about fixing others (in a good sense) in his classic sermon, “OUR MIXED UP FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANITY.” This is a really awesome MP3 sermon, which I hope and pray that you will take the time to listen to. I've heard it a dozen times at least in the past month, listening to it with a handful of other MP3 sermons while driving. WE ALL NEED PREACHING!!! Bible-preaching will change the way we think. You won't be in 5-years what you decide to become; but rather, you will become in 5-years what you decide to be around. Do you hate your life? Forget yourself and get busy helping others in the Lord.
Many people are frustrated with their life and don't know how to change things for the better. What you do is get involved in a Bible-believing, soul-winning, growing church (I wouldn't even consider any church other than an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church). I challenge you to find any church with a Bus Ministry other than Baptist churches! Baptists are not Protestants. We never came out of the Roman Catholic religion like Martin Luther did. Albeit, there are still some good churches outside of the Baptist faith, and I thank God for both of them.
The New Testament Church is God's method for evangelizing the world with the gospel. Every New Testament Church should support missionaries. Since churches are composed of individual born-again believers, then every individual Christian ought to support missionaries as well. We ought to have a GLOBAL, REGIONAL (Acts 13:4; 2nd Corinthians 8:5) and LOCAL vision. Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
I hope and encourage you to start listening to lots of preaching by faithful men of God who are DOING SOMETHING for the Lord (or were used of God to accomplish great things when they were alive). Phooey on all these radio preachers who don't do anything for God. There are churches all around the nation who gather around the Word but never do anything for God. I choose to be a part of a church that is doing something—a church that has a Bus Ministry, a prison ministry, an orphanage and supports missionaries on the foreign field. What can I do to make my church a better church? I challenge you to join a local Independent Fundamental Baptist Church if you're not already a member.
I heard an awesome video sermon today by Pastor Danny Castle titled, “BRING THEM IN!” It's all about the Bus Ministry. I played the YouTube video and recorded the audio with my computer program, “MIXCRAFT PRO” (a really great audio program) and burned it as an MP3. That's great preaching! I thank God for every church that has a Bus Ministry!
Listening to preaching compels and motivates us to get busy for God. That is, if you're listening to the right kind of preaching. Phooey on all the dry, dead and formalistic sermons by do-nothing ministers, who promote one another on their various organization's board of directors, flatter one another publicly, and never lift a finger to get souls saved. I'd rather have one church than seven Christian schools. The answer to our problems in the United States is PREACHING PREACHERS!!! The answer is not in The White House. The answer is not on television. God knows that the answer is not in Hollywood. The answer is in the Bible, God's holy Word.
For spiritual healing, our nation first needs the IMPUTED righteousness of God, which only comes by receiving the gospel as full payment for our sins; and then once saved we need PRACTICAL righteousness, which is when we as believers live according to the Scriptures. God will not bless Christians who live in willful and deliberate sin. And God certainly will not bless a nation of Christ-rejecters. It is my heart's desire that my web visitors would start listening to preaching on a regular basis, if you don't already. You are truly missing out on some awesome Biblical preaching if you're not listening to Pastor Jack Hyles' sermons. Please do so.
Sharing Sermons Is A Great Ministry To Have
Preachers are my heroes! I challenge you to join me in listening to lots of preaching, and sharing the sermons that bless your heart with others, so that they might may receive the same blessing from the Lord as you did. Anyone can have a ministry of sharing preaching with others. Bathe your ministry in prayer. I encourage you to listen to lots of preaching, and then share with co-workers the sermons that you think would be a blessing and helpful to them. Dr. Jack Hyles 22-part MP3 series on MARRIAGE is phenomenal.
Dr. Jack Hyles, Study On Marriage: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 (MP3's).
The Word of God ought to be in every room of our home. I have a King James Bible in my vehicle. I have a King James Bible next to my bed, which I hug close to my breast while I sleep when I'm lonely or sad. I have a King James Bible in every room. I keep a Gospel Of John in my pocket at all times. If I give it away, I replace it right away with another one. I never want to be disarmed without God's Word with me.
I listen to Alexander Scourby read the King James Bible on one DVD in my computer. The Bible is our spiritual weapon in this evil world. Would to God that every Christian believer grasped the utter importance of having, reading, learning, meditating, knowing, listening, memorizing and sharing the holy Scriptures. Our Creator and Maker wrote us a book called, “the holy Bible.” By the way, if you don't have a King James Bible, you've got a perverted imposter.
“I am an old-fashioned preacher of the old-time religion, that has warmed this cold world's heart for two thousand years.” —Billy SUNDAY
Singing by Brother Lester Roloff
Let's Get Busy For God in the Bus Ministry
I challenge you to get busy sharing the gospel, helping your pastor, giving to missionaries, volunteer your time and services at church. Perhaps you can drive a bus on Sunday. If not, you can help pay for the gas and insurance to run the bus. Nobody ever started a Bus Ministry to save or make money. It's a liability, but worth every penny so Jesus can touch the lives of children. We draw people into church with Christ's love, and then we attach them to the truth. Then we disciple them in the Lord once they come to Christ for salvation.
As Brother Castle teaches in his sermon, “BRING THEM IN!” . . .
they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”
To start a bus ministry you've got to do 3 things:
Spend a lot of money.
Be willing to use promotions.
You've got to have a Junior church.
The reason why we run buses is so that Jesus Christ can touch children's lives...
Mark 10:13, “And
Notice in Mark 10:13 that those children couldn't come on their own, someone had to bring them! When the disciples tried to stop them, the Lord was MUCH DISPLEASED! God has a special place in His heart for poor bus kids. Preaching will make or break a church!
If you cannot partake in a ministry, then you can give financially to the work. You can pray for your church and related ministries. You can volunteer to clean the bathrooms. Empty a garbage pail. Mop a dirty floor. Pass out gospel tracts. Buy some doctrinally correct tracts for your church from The Sword Of The Lord. The important thing is that the gospel is being preached and souls are being saved. Jesus said in Luke 8:15 that if we take heed to the Scriptures, we will bear much fruit.
Preaching changes lives because God's Word changes lives. If a preacher preaches from the Word of God, and he rightly divides the Word of truth, then people's lives will be changed because God's Word never returns void. An authoritative preacher, preaches from an authoritative Word, authored by an authoritative God. That's why so many people hate the Bible, that is, the light (Psalms 119:105). The ungodly world hates Jesus because He testifies against it that their works are evil (John 7:7).
One of the best ways to mentor new converts is by sharing preaching sermons with them. I've been burning copies of preaching by my favorite preachers and handing them out at church. What a blessing it has been! I'd hate to spend my life attacking others, pointing out their mistakes and faults, tearing people down instead of building families, soul-winning and serving the Lord. My philosophy is to stay so busy serving God that I don't have enough time to pay attention to my critics. I keep my eyes on Jesus, not people.
My friend, there's nothing greater in this world next to the Bible itself than the preaching of the Word of God. It is tragic that most people get excited over making money, winning a vacation or inheriting riches; yet, their heart is colder than ice toward the preaching of God's Word. I love preaching! Preaching is worth more to me than gold! I'd rather have Dr. Jack Hyles' sermons than all the gold in the world, unless I could use that gold to obtain and distribute more of Brother Hyles' sermons.
Pray For The Power Of The Holy Spirit
Our abilities are our handicaps, and our talents are our stumblingblocks. 2nd Corinthians 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” God needs our weaknesses, not our strengths. God is looking for a few weak men, so that God will receive all the praise, honor and glory, and not us!!! James 4:6 says that God will lift us up if we will humble our self. THE SPIRIT'S ABIDING (MP3, Dr. Hyles; all is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One comes down!).
I love preaching! Preaching changes the way that we think. God's Holy Spirit will change your life through preaching. It is the Holy Spirit and not the preaching itself that changes our life! Praying for the power of the Holy Spirit to come down is just as equally important as the preaching itself. We've got to have the power of the Holy Spirit!!! That's why we ought to teach others about Spirit-filled listening as much as Spirit-filled preaching! When I go to church on Sunday and Wednesday, I pray throughout the days prior for God's Spirit to speak to my heart as the preacher preaches. It is just as important for the listener to pray for God's Spirit to work in our heart, as it is for the preacher to pray for God's Spirit to work in the heart of the listener. It is true that the same sun that melts the wax hardens the clay. What kind of heart do you have? Does the truth fall upon fertile ground each Sunday when you go to church, or is the ground in your heart hardened and frozen solid because of sin?
I also pray for the pastor and the church daily, that is, for the
power of the Holy Spirit to come down from Heaven and bless the work.
Without the power of the Holy Spirit, our labours are in vain in the flesh.
Without the Holy Spirit we're nothing more than religious workers. Pray for
power! Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to work in people's hearts!
Thus, I encourage you to listen to lots of preaching by various preachers,
and pray for God's Holy Spirit to speak to your heart as the preachers speak
to your ears.
Today's Lame Radio Preacherettes
You know, most of today's preaching is difficult to grasp. There's no handles, no substance, nothing to grab onto. There's really nothing to apply to one's life to make an eternal difference. I love preaching where I know exactly what the preacher is trying to tell me, and after the sermon there's a clear and practical application that I can make to my life. I hate when wimpy, sissy-britches, pink-tea and lemonade, compromising, milquetoast ministers ramble on-and-on with a bunch of theological lingo, but they never really go anywhere with the message, and there's no decision to be made. Away with radio talk-show preachers! We need some leather-lunged, window-rattlin', sin-fighting, shingle-pullin, barn-stormin', hell-fire and damnation, PREACHING PREACHERS!!!
Moody Bible Institute has gone down the toilet spiritually. In 2013 they lifted a century-old ban for faculty and staff against drinking booze, smoking cigarettes and gambling. They claimed it was the student's idea. How tragic! I'd rather have a dozen students that mean business for God, then 1,000 who just want a diploma from a religious institution. Moody ministries know that their decision was wrong, so they followed up in 2014 by using “HOLINESS” as the theme of their annual Founder's Week. I don't mean to be critical, but Bible colleges ought to uphold standards of righteousness and clean living, not lower them to that of the sinful world. The bigger problem is that thousands of churches around the nation are deteriorating spiritually because they're following Moody ministries.
I recently heard a popular religious radio celebrity say, “We're not only supposed to have the Spirit of Christ, but also a Christlike spirit.” In essence what he is saying is that Christians and pastors ought to be passive, avoiding taking an offensive stand against sin and apostasy. Such apostates look down on Dr. Jack Hyles because of his direct, in your face, uncompromising preaching against apostasy, open sin and doctrinal error creeping into our Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches. I say, OFFEND THEM! Those who love God's Word won't be offended.
And may I say, I wouldn't give you a dime for all these apostate, milquetoast, pantywaist, preacherettes nowadays who couldn't preach their way out of a paperbag. I wouldn't give you a dime for some radio preacher who's afraid to preach against women wearing pants. I wouldn't give you a dime for some radio preacher who's not allowed to let-er-rip, afraid of losing listeners if he offends them by speaking the truth. WE NEED THE TRUTH!!! God give us some godly men who aren't afraid to say it like it is. We hear a lot of jibber-jabber on the radio about holy living, but those same rascals won't dare preach against booze, tobacco, gambling, lazy Christians, men's clothing on women and corrupted Bible versions!!!
love Dr. Jack Hyles' preaching because he says it like it is, without
apology, like it or lump it!!! Brother Hyles used to say in his sermons, “We
don't give out menus around here. You just hold out your platter and we fork
it over. You get what you get!” I'm so sick of today's feminist and queer
agendas. God give us some men of God across America! Preachers are
dime-a-dozen these days, but holy men who walk with God are rare. No men are
holy by nature. God takes unholy men and makes them holy, and then uses them
to preach His Word. Let God save you, fix you and make you holy,
so that He can use you to fix others!
The Importance Of Preaching
The greatest truth of all is that we LOVE ONE ANOTHER. I don't like exposing false prophets and imposters, but I do enjoy contending for the faith because that's what God tells us to do (Titus 1:10-13; Ephesians 5:11; Jude 1:3). As Dr. Jack Hyles says, “Preaching is truth set on fire!” and “Preaching is the fire in the pulpit melting the ice in the pew!” Amen! Preaching is more than teaching; preaching is the unapologetic proclamation of the truth of God's Word. Preaching is speaking forth the truth with attitude. Titus 1:3 says that God has revealed His Word through preaching.
In his excellent book, “TEACHING ON PREACHING,” Dr. Hyles states . . .
Preaching is teaching with a tear in the eye. Preaching is truth on fire. Preaching is the Word of God in the hand, the fire of God in the heart and the zeal of God in the soul. Preaching is the gift of God wrapped in an excited voice. Preaching is the moral conscience of a nation. Preaching is the soul of the church. Preaching is the throne room of society Preaching is the scepter and crown of the preacher. Preaching is the moral level of the succeeding generation. It was preaching that originally built our secular colleges. It was preaching that originally built our public school system. It was preaching that originally established our law system, and in the early days of our country, a degree in theology was a prerequisite to a law degree. Every great denomination was founded on preaching. It was John Wesley who said, "I just set myself on fire and folks come to watch me as I burn."
Sam Jones, the famous Methodist evangelist, went to a workers' conference one day with a friend. As they rode their horses home, Sam Jones looked to his friend and said, "I learned something today"
His friend asked what he had learned, whereupon Sam Jones replied, "I learned that my pulpit is my throne, and I am a king." Richard Baxter said, "I preached as never sure to preach again, as a dying man to dying men.
John Hall said, "A strong and faithful pulpit is the safeguard to a nation's life."
Thomas Betterton said, "Actors speak of things imaginary as if they were real; preachers speak of things real as if they were imaginary"
Philip Brooks said, "Preaching is truth delivered through personality. Preaching is personal counseling on a group scale."
Hugh Latimer said, "Preaching is the delivering of meat, not strawberries."
John Newton said, "Preaching is breaking the hard heart and healing the broken one.
William R. Nicoll said, "Of all vocations, the Christian ministry is the most sacred, the most exacting and the most humbling."
Richard Whitely said, 'Preach not because you have to say something but because you have something to say"
Abraham Lincoln said, 'When I hear a man preaching, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees."
Preaching is the answer. Let nothing take its place. Let no concert be given at preaching time. Let no cantata be given at preaching time. Let no movie substitute for the preaching of the Gospel. Let no vespers take the place of preaching. Let no play or dramatical presentation be given at preaching time. Preaching is the loftiest of the professions and the greatest of the arts.
Preaching is truth set on fire. Preaching is demolition of error. Preaching is doubt's healing balm. Preaching is the Holy Spirit's amplifier. Preaching is the Saviour's projector. Preaching is fact on fire and truth aflame. Preaching is worship's entree. Preaching is the adornment of the Bible. Preaching is the power of God unto salvation. Preaching is revival's forerunner. Preaching is the church's heart. Preaching is doctrine clothed in excitement. Preaching is love's smile. Preaching is sin's greatest adversary. Preaching is frustration's funeral. Preaching is doubt's demise. Preaching is fear's failure. Preaching is depression's death. Preaching is disappointment's decline. Preaching is faith's food. Preaching is profundity delivered in simplicity. Preaching was the first thing done by the Mayflower pilgrims. Preaching is the mender of broken relationships. Preaching is the healer of broken hearts. Preaching is the revival of broken dreams. Preaching is Hell's greatest enemy Preaching is the sinner's best friend. Preaching is the saint's dinner. Preaching is genius with a halo. Preaching is fire in the pulpit that melts the ice in the pew.
SOURCE: The Importance Of Preaching, chapter 17 from the timeless book by Dr. Jack Hyles, Teaching On Preaching!
The Word Of God is Our ONLY Authority
Now preaching cannot and should not replace our personal time spent in the Word of God. We must spend time reading, listening and studying the Word of God in the Bible. Jesus said in John 6:63 that His Words are life. John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” The Bible is vastly different than any other book in the world, because the Bible was authored by God. When we read the Bible, we are hearing LIVING WORDS. Hebrews 4:12 says that the Word of God is alive (quick). No other book or sermon can make that claim.
The reason why preaching has died off in this wicked generation is because today's new Bible versions read like a newspaper, watered-down, corrupted and without God's authority. You show me a preacher who says it like it ought to be said, and I'll show you a man of God who has a King James Bible that still says it like it should be said. The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible not only completely removes the word “sodomite” from the Bible, but the chairman of The Committee On Biblical Translation was an open, flaming, homosexual. I say this kindly, but with warning. Get rid of your NIV if you use one. Do you want a Bible version that homosexuals praise, because it goes easy on their wickedness? Give me the good ole faithful, sodomite-exposing, King James Bible.
Nothing can replace the King James Bible in our life. To preach right, you need a right Bible!!! A corrupt Bible produces corrupt preaching! Satan knows better than any human how to sneak into churches to destroy them. The NIV is Satan's greatest achievement in the last 40 years, which most churches sadly use today. Can you imagine pastors knowingly using a Bible in their church that was translated wrongly by a homosexual? Of course chairman Marten Woudstra removed the word “sodomite,” he was a homo. The NIV desensitizes churchgoers to the awfulness of the sins of homosexuality, transgendered and lesbianism. And please throw away any modern Bible versions that you may be using, because they are all corrupt! God only wrote one Book!
The Word of God must take top precedence in our life, because men's Words are not inspired. What if your preacher is wrong on some things? I've never known a perfect preacher. I've never known a perfect Christian. I've never known a perfect church. Only God's Spirit is called “Holy.” Only God's Word is called “Holy.” Thank God for His perfect, infallible, inerrant and preserved Words in the precious King James Bible!!! Let's defend it, love it, obey it and PREACH IT!
I love you all in the Lord, whoever you may be, and my heart's desire is to help you. We're not commanded to GROW, but we are commanded to OBEY. I encourage you to listen to preaching, so that you can become better today than you were yesterday. There's a literal burning Hell where all Christ-rejecters go to be punished forever and ever, separated from God's love, presence and blessings forever. Please don't go to Hell, and please join me in trying to warn the wicked about Hell, and to preach the good news of Christ's sacrifice on the cross, and the blood that He sprinkled upon the heavenly Mercy Seat on our behalf to pay for your sins . . .
Revelation 20:14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The Goodness Of God Leadeth To Repentance
(MP3, Dr. Hyles; true Biblical repentance defined)