What's Wrong With Preaching Today?

Staff PickFeatured on Nov 13, 2004

Hints To Improve Contemporary Preaching

Originally preached at the Ministers' Conference of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church at Westminster Theological Seminary in September 1967, this message was published in print form soon afterward by the Banner of Truth Trust and owing to its continued relevance has seen several reprints over the 30 years since.

In response to a request to address a group of assembled ministers and ministerial students, Pastor Martin examines the Man, the Message and the Manner of contemporary preaching and offers a biblically based diagnosis of 'what's wrong with preaching today' and a prescription for becoming more effective communicators of the Word of God.

General Outline

  1. The Man
  • regular systematic devotional habits
  • personal practical piety or holiness
  • purity of motivation
  1. The Message
  • biblical content
  • doctrinal substance
  • practical application
  1. The Manner
  • urgency
  • orderliness
  • directness

1 Timothy 4:16-7; 3:2 is also referred to in this message among other passages.

Available in print from Trinity Book Service.

Sermon ID 10180414163
Duration 1:06:26
Date Sep 11, 1967
Category Special Meeting
Bible Text 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:13
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