What is effective or good preaching?
In the following excerpts, Al Martin describes how we may begin to distinguish great preaching from poor:
“A thing is judged to be good or bad in terms of its proximity to an absolute standard. Of course, in the realm of what is effective or good preaching, there is no single, comprehensive standard.
However, I believe we can glean from the Scriptures an accurate standard as to what good preaching is by examining the preaching of the prophets, of the apostles, and of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Another basis of comparison is to be found in the lives, ministries, and sermons of the great preachers of past ages.
When I use the term ‘great preachers’, I am not thinking of men who are
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