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Biblical Preaching: Listen & Discuss
“The preacher was the hero of the sixteenth-century Puritanism.” -Michael Walzer
The Puritan era produced some of the greatest preachers England has ever known, such as:
- William Perkins (1558-1602)
- Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
- Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)
- John Owen (1616-1683)
All are theological giants as well as great biblical preachers.
For the Puritans, the pastor played an important role in discipleship of believers through preaching and personally catechizing the flock. One of the primary reasons Puritans were great preachers is because they were men of prayer who loved the Bible. They did not preach man-centered sermons that focused on self-help theories; rather, their preaching was biblically grounded and Christ-centered. Their sermons were saturated with doctrine and devotion to the risen Christ.
The Puritans were great preachers because they were men of prayer who loved the Bible.
Men, women, boys, and girls were all expected to hear, discuss, and apply the sermon to their everyday lives. Families were encouraged to discuss the sermon around the dinner table and at home throughout the week.
Is there room in your family life to apply this practice?
To be continued.