Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Preaching with Purpose

'Preaching with Purpose: the urgent task of homiletics' Jay E Adams Zondervan 1982. 162pp

Jack Starmans, the Assistant Minister at Wentworth Falls, now with Mission to the Seafarers gave me this book way back.
Like alot of Jacks advice, I wish I'd listened to this book more, and it's one I come back to often. Adams drives home the point that preaching is not just information, but has a purpose, the transformation of the listeners. Anything that doesn't serve that purpose must be cut. Like most Jay Adams, he sometimes overstates his case, but it's good stuff anyway. Well worth the short amount of time to read it.

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