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MLJ on Evangelists

Preaching & Preachers by D.M. Lloyd-Jones is one of my favorite books on preaching and by Lloyd-Jones.  As I was reading it today, I came across a great comment by him on the type of evangelists needed in the church today.

…the idea that a fellow who is merely gifted with a certain amount of glibness of speech and self-confidence, not to say cheek, can make an evangelist is all wrong.  The greatest men should always be the evangelists, and generally have been; and the idea that Tom, Dick and Harry can be put up to speak on a street corner, but you must have a great preacher in the pulpit in a church is, to me, the reversing of the right order.  It is when addressing the unbelieving world that we need to be most careful…

We need strong, gifted evangelists like this!  Pray that God would bless our church with them.

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Author: John Pleasnick

John serves as a pastor and elder at Faith Bible Church

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