The preaching and hearing of the word of God is spiritual warfare. I’ve mentioned in the past that some people expect preaching to make them feel bad. But feeling bad is not the same thing as experiencing change. The preaching and hearing of God’s word is a call to arms. It calls you to change, …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 40 Q & A 91 Q How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? A The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that does administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit …

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Faithful preaching will do more than have people glad they were there to hear the sermon; additionally the people will be looking and going outward to serve the Gospel imperative. From Will Willimon: The great enemy of mission, in countless congregations, is the temptation to reduce the church to a conclave of friendly folks who …

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A réponse to a sermon that states it was just want the listener wanted to hear, can mean that the listener hasn’t really comprehended God’s Word. An encounter with the word of God that is truly heard evokes a response that it was just what the listener needed to hear. From Will Willimon: When the …

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