Monday, August 22, 2011

Themelios | A Preacher's Decalogue by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson shares a suggested preacher's decalogue.  I found this to be stirring and very helpful.

Ferguson seeks to answer the question, "What Ten Commandments, what rule of preaching-life, do I wish someone had written for me to provide direction, shape, ground rules, that might have helped me keep going in the right direction and gaining momentum in ministry along the way?" He answers with the following suggestions:

  1. Know Your Bible Better
  2. Be a Man of Prayer
  3. Don't Lose Sight of Christ
  4. Be Deeply Trinitarian
  5. Use Your Imagination
  6. Speak Much of Sin and Grace
  7. Use "the Plain Style"
  8. Find Your Own Voice
  9. Learn How to Transition
  10. Love Your People
Read the entire article here.