Jonathan Edwards: Powerful mind and message

It was a study in contrasts as the frail-looking preacher stood before the congregation. Weak, thin and suffering from failing eyesight, he held his manuscript close to his face and spoke calmly, seemingly with...

When Laughter Is Okay at a Funeral

At 107 years old, the small frail woman still enjoyed life. Her humor and insight had sharpened with age. When her pastor, Robert Oldham, visited during her final months, she cheered him and herself by recallin...

Minstrel or Messenger

In recent years I have, on several occasions, heard people discuss where they were when they heard about President Kennedy's assassination. One thing I haven't heard discussed is who they first heard the news f...

John A. Broadus: Professor and Preacher

One of America's greatest preachers spent most of his ministry not as a pastor but as a professor, then president, of a young Baptist seminary.John A. Broadus, born January 24, 1827 in Culpepper County, Virgini...

Preaching From I and II Peter

The issues and concerns of persons today are found in the pages of Scripture. No matter how distant we are from the experiences of New Testament Christians, those writings are still relevant to the issues which...

Twentieth-Century Sermons

What Being With Jesus Can Do For YouActs 4:1-22Some months ago the Marine Corps of the United States of America had an advertising campaign designed to increase the number of young men enlisting in their ranks....

Preaching and the Power of the Word

In his book The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Roland Bainton includes a priceless story from the early days of Zwingli's ministry in Zurich. The year was 1519, and Zwingli's ministry in the city had rec...