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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

What Do You Mean Good Preaching– Keller


November 22 2014

Today is Saturday and I am ready to study and do some work on downloading some of the messages/lessons on to YouTube. 

Preaching and Teaching the art

Yesterday I listen to Tim Keller give a lesson on “What Is Good Preaching”.  The lesson was over an hour but I listen and took notes on the first 30 minutes.  And this took me 6 hours to accomplish.

I love to research the material that he was giving.  I enjoyed searching the web for the material.

Some of the websites I discovered in this project

  1. http://www.theopedia.com/John_Calvin
  2. http://inversiononline.org/incarnant/2011/03/19/020-bad-preaching-tolkiens-good-advice/
  3. http://nbckz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/A-HANDBOOK-OF-HOMILETICS-by-Dr-G-Coon.pdf
  4. http://www.biography.com/people/jrr-tolkien-9508428#synopsis
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien


'Good preaching is the altar Great preaching is the fire that God sent down on the altar. It is not your job is not to light the alter. You build the altar with good preaching. To try to preach a great sermon to hit a home run i not good. To try to light the alter of the heart is not good and you just can't do it.  Don't try to me the Holy Spirit.  You are working to hard, just lay it out there. If God want's to make it a home run then he will do it.

Did you hear about the minister who got up  to preached  and prayed  "Lord give me the words as I preach today . help me to know what your people need  to hear today. Show me the things I should say." And suddenly a voice came out of the sky and said "Oh you mean you are not prepared" 

I am going to transcribe  the notes and research work soon