Legalism is deadly. It does not matter what form it takes. Sometimes it lures us to find our acceptance with God in our efforts instead of in Christ. Other times it holds out promises of greater holiness or closeness with God if we begin obeying human precepts. In either case, legalism turns our eyes away from Jesus and points them toward … Continue reading Why Rules and Regulations are Powerless Against Sin
Sometimes you are called to preach from the pit. Pain, suffering, grief, and sorrow are not reasons for the minister to back away from his calling to proclaim the word of God; they are often reasons to lean into it. Times of peace and comfort highlight certain truths as we study scripture, but there are … Continue reading Preaching from the Pit
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. - 1 Corinthians 2:2 The best sermons are the sermons which are most full of Christ. A sermon without Christ it is a horrible thing! It is an empty well; a cloud without rain; a tree twice dead, … Continue reading A Sermon Devils Love
The world considers preaching to be foolishness, but God has ordained that preaching be the primary way of proclaiming his word. There has never been a great awakening of the people of God that was not preceded and accompanied by great preaching. By it, he confounds the wise. In this short clip from a sermon … Continue reading The Foolishness of Preaching
I recently had the privilege of preaching at the First Artesia Christian Reformed Church. Since 2020 has been a troubled-filled year, I preached on how faith is the victory that overcomes the world. I pray you will be encouraged. https://youtu.be/uvcBFRGb6BQ -D. Eaton
I was part of a Good Friday in real-time series for our church on Facebook live. My portion was the death of Jesus and his final statement, "It is finished." What was in the cup that Jesus so much dreaded to drink that it caused him to sweat drops of blood. The video is below. … Continue reading It Is Finished: The Death of Jesus
It is sad to see how many preachers in our days make it their business to enrich men's heads with lofty, empty, airy notions, instead of enriching their souls with holy truths. Fix yourself under that man's ministry who makes it his business, his work, to enrich the soul, to win the soul, and to … Continue reading Do Not Misjudge a Preacher
There is a danger of trying to do too much. Some clergymen have so many irons in the fire, that it is impossible to keep them all hot. A few things well done, are far better than twenty poorly done. The man whose work will stand the longest, is the man who, whatever people may say, however lazy they may call him determines that he will not do more than he can do well.
What an honor. You have been asked to preach. After the initial excitement wears off, you start to think, "What have I gotten myself into." How do I prepare to preach?
No preacher worth his weight enters the pulpit without some distress. There is a heaviness to delivering the word of God that is unlike anything else. Even if the preacher is one who is naturally jovial and brings humor into the pulpit, the man moved by the Spirit of God will tremble under the gravity … Continue reading The Distress and Delight of Preaching