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Eby, Power Preaching, and Real Growth (pt 3)

October 8, 2011

A few Eby quotes on prayer and preaching:

“Prayer is God’s road to teach a pastor to depend on God’s power.”

“What is Satan’s attitude towards a church with great programs, a finely tuned organisation, a wonderful facility and staff, but with little or no prayer? What is Satan’s attitude toward a well-trained, well-educated preacher who prays perfunctorily and little? Satan laughs with a big, belly laugh.”

“Your preaching can’t possibly triumph without prayer.”

“It is the deep conviction of the hopelessness of your task, and the helplessness of your preaching that will spur you on to prayer.”

And from others:

“No amount of gift or diligence in the ministry can compensate for the loss of the influence of prayer.” (Iain Murray)

“…without prayer the God of our studies will be the unfrightening and uninspiring God of insipid academic gamesmanship.” (John Piper)

“…he preacheth not heartily to his people, that prayeth not earnestly for them.” (Richard Baxter)

“If his sermon is based on prayer in the making of it, if he rises from his knees to go to the pulpit, a power goes with the sermon that opens the way to the hearts of men.” (Edgar Whitaker Work)

All quotes are takne from David Eby: Power Preaching for Church Growth.

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