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There is a steady stream of sermons delivered across the world, week by week. Amidst this flow of speech from the church's pulpits a frightening number of listeners remain essentially unfed and unchanged by what they hear even in churches that give strong recognition to the inspiration and authority of scripture, the lives of many sermon hearers fail to show real evidence of transformation. A large proportion can be classified under the following categories 1.Hobby Horse 2.Rocket 3.Heart-on-the-sleeve 4.Skyscraper 5.Grasshopper What sort of sermons do you deliver? Dr. Derek Newton will show you how to preach so that people will always hear!
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 280 Vendor: Christian Focus Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.31 X 0.63 (inches) ISBN: 1857927672 ISBN-13: 9781857927672 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
John Charles Ryle 1816 1900 was the first Bishop of Liverpool England. After a dazzling sporting career at school and university poised on the verge of national recognition he gave it all up to become a minister in the Church of England.However his leadership abilities on the field of play stood out and prepared him for the difficult task of being an evangelical leader of a mixed diocese in the most sectarian of English cities. Throughout his period in office Ryle was respected by his colleagues to the extent that even one of his most strident opponents broke down and wept at the news of his death. He was able to master the difficult task of being firm in his beliefs and loving in his application of them. His gracious spirit is an example to us today. This is probably why many of Ryle's writings have been continuously in print for over 100 years. Here Ryle explains that divisive often derided and misapplied by advertising term 'born again'. He explains what being 'born again' means why it is necessary and how you can tell whether you are. Much of the value of this publication though lies in what Ryle writes next. In his gracious yet firm way Ryle devotes the majority of the book to explaining how the objections people have had to the doctrine should be handled and overcome with gentle persuasion.It is a supreme example of the art of persuasion.