Welcome to episode #8 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 2:6-8 which reads: “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
Our quote on preaching today is from Colin S. Smith. He said, “Authentic gospel preaching always engages people with eternal issues.”
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 8” from “Lectures to My Students” by Charles H. Spurgeon. He writes:
[John Bunyan said,] “…Though there be a promise of shining as stars to those that turn many to righteousness, this is but on the supposition that they be first turned to it. Their own sincerity in the faith is the condition of their glory simply considered, though their great ministerial labors may be a condition of the promise of their greater glory. Many men have warned others that they come not to that place of torment, which yet they hasted to themselves; many a preacher is now in hell, that hath an hundred times called upon his hearers to use the utmost care and diligence to escape it….”
Our second topic is titled “The Qualifications of the Preacher, Part 8” from “The Preacher and his Preaching” by Alfred P. Gibbs.
This section is titled: THE PREACHER MUST BE A STUDENT OF THE BIBLE (PART 1)
A preacher must be a man of the Book. He must know it by reading it.
It is essential that a preacher should be well acquainted with the book from which he preaches. In order to teach mathematics, one must know mathematics. What would you think of a “music teacher” who did not know music; or of an “English teacher” who did not know English? He, who is called to preach the Bible, is also called to study the Bible, for there cannot be one without the other; the first necessitates the last. Like David, each preacher should be able to testify, “Oh, how love I Thy law!”
Our third topic is titled “The Definition of Expository Preaching, Part 6” from “Biblical Preaching” by Haddon W. Robinson. He writes:
The Concept Is Applied to the Hearers (Part 1)
Not only does the Holy Spirit apply his truth to the personality and experience of the preacher, but according to our definition of expository preaching, he then applies that truth through the preacher to the hearers. Expositors think in three areas. First, as exegetes we struggle with the meanings of the biblical writer. Then, as people of God we wrestle with how God wants to change us. Finally, as preachers we ponder what God wants to say to the congregation through us.
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.