Cover of: Learning from Great Preachers | Arthur Reynolds

Learning from Great Preachers

How to Present Your Message Worthily

Published by Avon Books in London .

About the Book

This is an instruction manual on homiletics or the art of preaching - the preparation, construction and delivery of sermons. It was prepared by the author over a lifetime of Christian missionary work in China and Japan. He draws on his experience from rural evangelistic work in China to lecturing to Bible college students in Japan. His aim throughout is to give guidance on good practice from the example of noted preachers of the twentieth century and before. The basics of the book first appeared in Japanese under the title 'Sermon Preparation'.

First Sentence

A colleague of mine in China once told me of a preacher's witty reply to a question regarding his attire when preaching. My informant was a Scot, but where the conversation he cited took place I do not know. All I can say is that a visiting preacher was being briefed in the vestry of a certain church regarding the practical details of his ministry. Would he be following the custom of the church, he was asked, and wear a preaching gown? His reply was quite unexpected: "If I may, I will; if I must, I won't."

Table of Contents

I The Approach to Preaching 1
II Some Components of the Sermon 30
III The Divisions 90
IV The Treatment 142
V The Application 236
VI The Versatility of the Sermon 250
VII Supplementary Measures 316
VIII The Preacher 366

Edition Notes

Genre Religion, Christian

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Number of pages 394

ID Numbers

Open Library OL12052270M
ISBN 10 1860334903
ISBN 13 9781860334900
OCLC/WorldCat 41306523

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