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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Preaching The Word

ex-po-si-tion: [ek-spuh-zish-uhn] n. Explanation; interpretation; a laying open the sense or meaning of the Author of any passage of Scripture.

Although our motives may be good and holy, sometimes our methods of preaching may not be equal to the task. Many contemporary voices are calling for us to replace preaching with other methods of communication that are supposed to be more ‘relevant’ to today’s culture. We are told that the only way for people to listen to preaching anymore is to offer people the kinds of messages that speak to their immediate felt needs and to avoid theology and doctrine.

How this method is presented may be different. Spurgeon preached on verses, it seemed and he was powerful. What was powerful was the Word and not Spurgeon. Where the Word is powerful the man is not the power.