Drinking Deeply

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:17 PM

God gave the growth

I had the pleasure this past week to start listening to some of Douglas Wilson's sermons on biblical courtship. I think he's right, but that's beside the point of this post.

As I was listening to his sermons, I was incredibly surprised at his preaching style. He stumbled over his words, he stuttered at times, one time he even lost his place. For some reason, after reading his blog and his books I always thought he was polished and well reasoned and a powerful preacher, akin to John Piper or John MacArthur.

But no, he was just some ordinary sounding guy expositing Scripture, giving the plain meaning and simple applications. And it was good, solid, biblical preaching. And then I was like, whoa, what a testimony toward the glory of God. Here was a guy who doesn't sound stupendous, probably wasn't a great presence in person, but who God had clearly blessed with a wisdom and insight, who God had blessed by multiplying his ministry through the preaching of the Word.

May the Lord grant us simple and faithful Bible preachers who just preach the Word and trust the Lord!

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