Best Lessons from a Lifetime of Pastoring

I am so glad I watched this. It was very encouraging and helpful. It is well worth the 20 minutes. The part that resonated most deeply with me was when he quoted Lloyd-Jones who said you know you are preaching in the power of the Spirit when you are conscious that you are helpless, sinful and weak. That is so true! Just last night I was preaching on Genesis 32:22-32 and spent some time talking about what does it mean that Jacob prevailed over God? How do we prevail with God? It is only when we recognize our weakness and helplessness. It is only when we come to an end of ourselves. That is true of everything – even preaching. At the end of the day, as important is it is to have a good outline, good mannerisms, good tone of voice it means nothing if it is not done in the power of the Spirit. May God help me and all the ministers who watch this to humble ourselves and take these lessons to heart for the glory of God’s great name!

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