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Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching

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Biblical preaching is nearing extermination in our day. There is sharing, suggesting, plenty of storytelling, and lots of preaching to "felt needs." But the authoritative, expositional opening of the Word of God is harder to find all the time. In the Old Testament God decried the fact that His people were perishing for lack of knowledge about Himself. Too often, those who ...more
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Published November 7th 2002 by Soli Deo Gloria Ministries (first published October 31st 2002)
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Nov 16, 2010 Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a series of articles on preaching, and I really enjoyed a few of them, while I found others a bit dry.

I thought the Expository Preaching article was good because it talked about the importance of teaching from the entire Bible and not just the comfort passages that everyone recognizes.

I also enjoyed the Preaching With Authority article because it boldly points out that God's Word hasn't changed even though our society openly accepts many things that are not based on New Testament teachi
Jun 12, 2012 Brian rated it liked it
Shelves: preaching
This book was originally written and published in the late 90s by Soli Deo Gloria Publications and then was republished again in 2004 by Ligonier Ministries. The newest publication of the book is the second edition published by Reformation Trust now in an attractive hardback cover. The work consists of eleven chapters, each chapter written by the eleven contributing pastors listed above. The overall theme as indicated by the book's subtitle is "a passionate plea for preaching." The book, then, i ...more
Gil Bradshaw
Dec 29, 2015 Gil Bradshaw rated it really liked it
This book is a series of essays by famous Christian pastors about passionate preaching. I dabble. I teach Sunday School and Priesthood lessons on Sunday in my local Mormon congregations and I've never really picked up too many books about preaching even though it is a weekly occurrence for me.

The big takeaway for me on this book was the fact that many of these pastors are dealing with similar problems that our own Mormon congregation is. It was refreshing to hear some of their points of view on
Larry Splain
Jul 17, 2016 Larry Splain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does God want You to be a preacher?

I loved this book. I am a clay pot and I know it. I know I am to serve Jesus Christ but have not known for sure, how I am to serve Him. I've been thinking about ministry but just was not sure if I could be good enough. This book made me realise that I am worthy of just such a calling. I need to be exercised into the ministry slowly - but I am sure that before I die I will pass Jesus Christ onward to somebody else who will make great use of the information.

Andrew Murch
Jan 25, 2016 Andrew Murch rated it it was amazing
This is an important book. It is what the subtitle says, "a passionate plea for preaching." Specifically, this is a needed plea for faithful expositional preaching. The book is an edited volume with 11 contributors, men who make up a pantheon of modern-day expositional preaching giants. Although known for their phenomenal ministries, the humility and passion they speak to this subject with is a clarion call to faithfully preach God's word.

Subjects of the chapters cover the full gamut of relevan
Jul 16, 2012 Mathew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theology
Feed My Sheep is an indispensable resource for preachers. It’s not a homiletic how-to rather it focuses on what preaching should be and what it should accomplish. And it’s written by some of the best preachers and communicators of our generation. You have essays by Ligon Duncan, Al Mohler, James Montgomery Boice, Derek Thomas, Joel Beeke, R. C. Sproul, R. C. Sproul Jr., Sincalir Ferguson, Don Kistler, Eric Alexander, John Piper, and John MacArthur. If you could create a list of more qualified ex ...more
Josh Skinner
Nov 12, 2014 Josh Skinner rated it really liked it
I have to admit a few things as I begin writing about this book. I love preaching. I love to hear preaching. I love to read preached sermons. I love to read about preaching: mechanics, theory, necessity, etc. I love preaching.
I also love preachers. I feel greatly indebted to the men who have given their lives to the public proclamation of God’s Word. I love to read their sermons. I love to read their books. I love to learn about them, their lives, and their faith. I just am sincerely blessed by
Sep 15, 2015 Mark rated it it was amazing
Might be the best book on preaching that I've ever read. It is inspirational rather than technical, and inspire it does. There are eleven different authors, but one theme runs throughout: Preach the Word. The book's subtitle is entirely accurate; this IS a passionate plea for preaching, and it carries a sense of urgency for the task. I will keep this one on a shelf nearby to peruse during those times when a pastor's heart may start to grow faint.
YK Hwang
Aug 12, 2014 YK Hwang rated it it was amazing
Last two article from John Piper and John MacArthur was my favorate, it literally re-ignites my heart and made me kneel before God rethinking my calling for His ministry... One day I would say this book helped me a lot while I was in one of my darkest hours.
Sam Murrell
This is a nice collection of readable chapters that can be read in any other. Each chapter stands alone and is a welcomed addition to any preachers library.
Nov 19, 2008 Brett rated it really liked it
A collection of articles on preaching from some of the greatest authorities on the subject. Mohler, MacArthur, Piper, Ferguson, Boice, Sproul etc...
This book is not however, the standard plea for 'we need more expository preaching' over & over. That is one of the articles, but there is much more focus on the task of preaching... why homelitics is so important, the teaching preacher, preaching to the mind, to the heart, to suffering people, preaching with authority, preaching in evangelism a
Jared Lovell
Good book. Simple, yet challenging. Emphasizes the importance and centrality of preaching in worship. Valuable for pastors and laymen alike.
Mark A Powell
Dec 30, 2013 Mark A Powell rated it it was amazing
Written by preachers for preachers, this instructive work details the value of proclaiming God’s Word -- as it is written -- without ceding to the temptation to modernize or minimize what it says. It also addresses what makes preaching effective and what must be avoided. As with any compilation, some chapters are more helpful than others, but the whole volume remains a benefit to those called to preach (or to those wondering what biblical preaching entails).
John Licata
Mar 10, 2013 John Licata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good read. For a lay person this was great to provide a perspective on preaching and the thinking and biblical perspectives behind it. I found most of the authors to be very insightful. Some came from a deep rooting in the scripture. Some relied on the Word backed by the examples from reformers. One or two shared much from experience and personal perspective. All in all definitely worthwhile.
Peter N.
Sep 09, 2010 Peter N. rated it liked it
Overall a good book to renew one's vision for preaching. I did not think it was great. Some essays I found really good. (D. Thomas, both Sproul Sr. and Jr. and Piper) Most were just average. I was probably not as excited after reading the book because they are trying to convince pastors of the value of expository preaching. I am already whole-heartedly committed to it.
Michael Locklear
A great book for any pastor to gain encouragement and understanding in leading their flock. I especially enjoyed various chapters, such as "The Primacy of Preaching" by Dr. Mohler, Jr. and "Expository Preaching" by Derek Thomas.
Jun 29, 2011 Christopher rated it liked it
Some of the essays in this book were rad, some were not bad, others were a tad bad. This is one of those inspirational books that can help get you fired up to preach and give some helpful pointers along the way.
Joseph McBee
Take some of the best preachers today and ask them to write about preaching. That's how you make a good book on preaching.
Jun 02, 2012 Sushant rated it really liked it
Good book about expository preaching. Recommended for those who are interested in preaching or pastoral ministry.
Sep 07, 2007 Wade rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-living
A very good book on preaching with a different author (all very solid authors) contributing to each chapter.
John Yelverton
May 18, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
An absolutely amazing book that should be read by every man seeking to enter the ministry.
David Varney
Jun 11, 2012 David Varney rated it liked it
Shelves: preaching
A mixture if some helpful essays and some that were quite dry. Not bad.
Pete Williamson
Sep 04, 2015 Pete Williamson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: preaching
A great book for any preacher. Highly recommended.
Marshall Walter
A couple really good chapters...the rest was alright.
Jan 29, 2013 Phil added it
Good read for pastors.
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“But rarely do you hear a church described, first and foremost, by the character, power, and content of its preaching. This is because few preachers today are true servants of the Word.” 1 likes
“When the minister of the gospel faces the Lord God as judge, there will be many questions addressed to him. There will be many standards of accountability. There will be many criteria of judgment. But in the end, the most essential criterion of judgment for the minister of God is, "Did you preach the Word? Did you fully carry out the ministry of the Word? In season and out of season, was the priority of your ministry the preaching of the Word?” 0 likes
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