Power in Preaching

Fire in Our Bones - Part 4

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This week, author and speak R.T. Kendall joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to discuss what it means to serve as a pastor. He shares stories and the lessons that he has learned from his years of preaching and ministry.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Even though he saw many people saved and baptized under his ministry, Dr. R.T. Kendall always thought his preaching could improve.

  • We must share the word of God with boldness and confidence, trusting that the Holy Spirit will apply it to the hearts of listeners.

  • You cannot tell if a pastor is anointed by the sounds they make or the way they preach because those things can be artificial and manufactured by the flesh.

  • Much of today’s preaching is man-centered pop psychology and helpful hints rather than messages glorifying God and reminding us of his splendor and majesty.

  • Pastors need to be more concerned with the message God wants them to share than what message their congregation might want to hear.

  • The key to preaching with power is to spend time shut in with God. Spend more time talking to God about men than you spend talking to men about God.

  • R.T. Kendall encourages pastors and church leaders to keep their family first and not to be afraid of being themselves.

  • If a pastor has a change of theological stance, it’s best to bring their congregation along slowly rather than introducing a dramatic change.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Exodus 34:29; 1 John 2:20, 27; Ephesians 6:19; Acts 2:1–41; 4:1–31; 1 Corinthians 1:17, 10:10; 2 Corinthians 11:6; Romans 9:15

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

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About R.T. Kendall

Born and raised in the USA, Dr. R.T. Kendall has recently retired as Minister at Westminster Chapel, London, where he served for 25 eventful years. Still in huge demand as a writer and speaker around the world. He is one of the best-known and respected Christian leaders and teachers in the UK.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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