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No Preaching, No Church Growth

January 12, 2010

Recently, I heard a venerable lover of Christian books wax-lyrical about “a must read book for any preacher.” That book was by David Eby: “Power Preaching for Church Growth.” I bought it yesterday. What I have read so far is pulsating. In the next post or two, a few quotes to whet your appetite:

According to the New Testament, and particularly the book of Acts, we cannot have church growth without preaching. There we discover that preaching is no side issue. Rather, the ministry of the Word is the main weapon in the spiritual arsenal, the only seed for church planting, the primary tool for church building, and the principal strategy in God’s plan to disciple the nations. No preaching, no church. No proclamation, no church growth. Preaching is the heart, the blood, the whole circulatory system of the life of the church.  (p 11)

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