Words Fitly Spoken


These speeches and sermons were originally delivered at various lectureships and church assemblies. Some are debates held at various places. Each sermon has been both digitized and remastered from the original master reels and cassettes.

It is my hope and prayer that you will find these thoughts spiritually profitable.

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Footnote: A Brief Explanation

Some may wonder why a person would take the time to digitize and restore cassette tapes of gospel sermons, which are over 15 years old. The answer lies within what I understand to be an ideal gospel sermon (II Timothy 4:1-5; I Timothy 4:6-16). Any sermon should do at least 3 things for the listener. It should educate, or instruct the listener, so that he or she better understands the Bible, God's will for them. A good gospel sermon should reprove, rebuke, step on a person's toes, and transform their heart. A person should see themselves in God's divine mirror and understand improvements and corrections that he or she must make (James 1:23-25). Finally, it should encourage, exhort, and lift up the listener to do better than he or she has previously lived. It should not only illuminate their error, but it should encourage them and give them the strength to do what they know is right (II Timothy 3:14 - 4:5). Consequently, a gospel sermon will be enriched with application, because analysis without application is only academic to the listener, and God intended for His Word to have a far greater impact - "the hope of glory, Christ in you" (Colossians 1:23-27).

If a preacher soberly considers his work, he will not only seek to include these virtuous characteristics, but he will earnestly work to become a effective deliverer of the gospel message. A humble preacher will make adjustments to his "style" to deliver the pure message in a way that is most understandable. Therefore, a humble preacher will adapt his style to the needs of his audience, while the proud and ineffective preacher will demand his audience adapt to him (I Corinthians 9:19-23). Moreover, the humble preacher will always be found striving to let the message shine through him, uncontaminated with human wisdom (I Corinthians 2:1-5). He will never stop studying. He will continue to develop greater insight into the Bible, passing it on to his listeners (Ezekiel 33:30-33). This will be evidenced in the substance of his lessons (I Timothy 4:6-16; II Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17). Will they provide solid-meat, or will the sermons be a soft, milk-based lesson, indicating that a preacher might be looking forward to physical retirement, rather than a spiritual reward? (I Timothy 4:12-16; Ezekiel 34)

So, why would someone record these lessons? Please, listen to the lessons. After that, I believe you will understand why these lessons were preserved.

May God's Word always shine forth in this world, and may never any man be elevated above his position of bondservant (I Corinthians 4:6-7). May the Giver of all good gifts and the Master Teacher be praised, who equips all who are willing and faithful to do His work (I Timothy 1:12; I Peter 4:10-11).

"Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so." Acts 17:11

"Test all things; hold fast what is good" I Thessalonians 5:21




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