I speak of preachers who see the vital importance of understanding the text of Scripture and getting it right but fail to see that is only half the job done. A vital half for sure, but devoid of application. Too much sound preaching is unnecessarily dull. We dare not forget what Martyn Lloyd-Jones said in his great book Preaching and Preachers: “What is preaching? Logic on fire! Eloquent reason. . . . Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.”

Wallace Benn et al., Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2007).

5 Comments
  • Posted March 11, 2015 7:04 am
    by sergey

    Preaching is Logic on fire! I love that. I hope one day i can make that a reality in my preaching. Thanks for sharing!

  • Posted March 11, 2015 7:50 am
    by Kason Bloom

    Awesome reminder that I can’t just understand what the Bible is saying. I must make the Bible come alive for others! There should be an application for us today.

    • Posted March 11, 2015 7:51 am
      by Austin Gardner

      Exactly. You are doing well. Just keep working it till it fills you up

  • Posted March 11, 2015 10:30 pm
    by Kanon Bloom

    I like the quote, “Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.”
    Thanks for sharing, Kanon

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