Preaching to Suffering People

In the book Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching Pastor John Piper writes, “It is true that we must be bold in the pulpit and afraid of no man but courageous as we contend for the truth.  But it is just as true that our boldness must be a brokenhearted boldness, that our courage must be a contrite and lowly courage, and that we must be tender contenders for the truth.  If we are brash and harsh and cocky and clever, we may win a hearing with angry and pugnacious people, but we will drive away those who suffer (2 Cor 1:4).”

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  1. Posted by Chris Pixley on February 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Good words, Caleb. Thanks for sharing. They remind me of Carson’s saying, “Our preaching must both sing and sting.”

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