I hope to continue posting some items on most weekends that will encourage preachers as they prepare their hearts and minds for Sunday! Today I want to post an encouraging quote from the great D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. This quote comes from his must-read book Preaching and Preachers. This is the first book I would recommend to someone that senses a call to preach.
What is preaching? Logic on fire! Eloquent reason! Are these contradictions? Of course they are not. Reason concerning this Truth ought to be mightily eloquent, as you see in the case of the Apostle Paul and others. It is theology on fire. And a theology which does not take fire, I maintain, is a defective theology; or at least the man’s understanding of it is defective. Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire. A true understanding and experience of the Truth must lead to this. I say again that a man who can speak about these things dispassionately has no right whatsoever to be in a pulpit; and should never be allowed to enter one.
Powerful thoughts from a powerful preacher!