Welcome to episode #5 of PROCLAIM! — the podcast that teaches every Bible-believing Christian how to preach the Gospel by any means necessary in many different settings, including using the internet and the new “podcast pulpit”. If you are a Christian, you should be preaching the Gospel and the Word of God in some way, shape, form, or fashion because Jesus Christ said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel.” In the New Testament, the word “preach” simply means “to herald or proclaim” the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ and salvation through him. The purpose of this podcast is to show you how you can get started or help you do it better for God’s glory and for the salvation of lost souls.
Our Scripture verse on preaching is 1 Corinthians 2:13 which reads: “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”
Our quote on preaching today is from Herman Melville. He said, “The pulpit is ever this earth’s foremost part; all the rest comes in its rear. The pulpit leads the world… The world’s a ship on its passage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow.”
In this podcast, we are using as our texts, the following three books: “Lectures to My Students” by Charles H. Spurgeon; “The Preacher and his Preaching” by Alfred P. Gibbs; and “Biblical Preaching” by Haddon W. Robinson. And, I want to remind you to take advantage of our special offer. If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to purchase any one of these books for your personal library from the resources page on our website — ProclaimPodcast.com.
Our first topic is titled “The Minister’s Self-Watch, Part 5” from “Lectures to My Students” by Charles H. Spurgeon. He writes:
Let each man here whisper to his own inmost soul, “What a dreadful thing it will be for me if I should be ignorant of the power of the truth which I am preparing to proclaim!” Unconverted ministry involves the most unnatural relationships. A graceless pastor is a blind man elected to a professorship of optics, philosophizing upon light and vision, discoursing upon and distinguishing to others the nice shades and delicate blendings of the prismatic colors, while he himself is absolutely in the dark! He is a dumb man elevated to the chair of music; a deaf man fluent upon symphonies and harmonies! He is a mole professing to educate eaglets; a limpet elected to preside over angels.
Our second topic is titled “The Qualifications of the Preacher, Part 5” from “The Preacher and his Preaching” by Alfred P. Gibbs.
This section is titled: THE PREACHER MUST LOVE SOULS (PART 1)
1. It is possible to love to preach, without loving those to whom we preach. A lawyer may develop great ability in his profession without necessarily loving his clients. A physician may enjoy great success without loving his patients. A businessman can rise to great heights of prosperity without loving his customers. But a preacher can never be a real worker for Christ without a deep passion for the lost souls to whom he preaches the Gospel of God’s grace.
Our third topic is titled “The Definition of Expository Preaching, Part 3” from “Biblical Preaching” by Haddon W. Robinson. He writes:
The Expositor Communicates a Concept: The definition of expository preaching also emphasizes that an expositor communicates a concept. Some conservative preachers have been led astray by their doctrine of inspiration and by a poor understanding of how language works. Orthodox theologians insist that the Holy Spirit protects the individual words of the original text. Words are the stuff from which ideas are made, they argue, and unless the words are inspired, the ideas cannot be guarded from error.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.