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"Five Reasons to Preach the Word" By John MacArthur

John MacArthur
"Five Reasons to Preach the Word"
-2 Timothy 3:1-4:4-

There is a text of Scripture that attracts me today irresistibly. It is a text that is familiar to us and, beloved, to me and one upon which I have preached numerous times through the years. It is the text of Scripture that my father first wrote inside the flyleaf of a Bible that he gave to me when I told him I felt called to preach. The text is 2 Timothy chapter 4 and verse 2...2 Timothy chapter 4 and verse 2, a familiar verse but it is the verse for this occasion. And it is really the motto of this occasion..."Preach the Word, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with great patience and instruction."

That brief verse defines biblical ministry in one central command...Preach the Word. Along with that you could add 1 Timothy 3 where pastors and overseers and elders are to be didaktikos in the Greek, skilled in teaching and preaching. We are to preach the Word skillfully. That …

Have Graham or Schuller Repented Since?

Television interview of Billy Graham by Robert Schuller, on May 31, 1997. The following segment is an exact transcript of an excerpt close to the end of the broadcast. Reported by The Christian News, October 20, 1997, page 15.):

SCHULLER: Tell me, what do you think is the future of Christianity?

GRAHAM: Well, Christianity and being a true believer -- you know, I think there's the Body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world, outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not, they're members of the Body of Christ ... I think James answered that, the Apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem, when he said that God's purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that's what God is doing today, He's calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world, or the non-be…

Guess It's Our Turn :- )

Idaho Voters Will Vote on the Ten Commandments

The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Monday that citizens of Boise have the right to decide whether or not they want the Ten Commandments displayed in a city park. The court's 4-1 decision — which said the city is required to hold an initiative election — came after a group called Keep the Commandments Coalition collected more than 19,000 signatures on a petition. Brandi Swindell, co-chair of KCC, said it is the first time in American history that citizens will be allowed to vote on whether to allow the public display of the Ten Commandments.