I love Beeke's description (found at your last link) of the Puritan's preaching:"thoroughly biblical, unashamedly doctrinal, experimentally practical, holistically evangelistic, and studiously symmetrical"Classic!I've also heard the Puritans suggest that as long as you're preaching the Scriptures, then you're preaching evangelistically, because all Scripture points to Christ and Christ (or "God", to use Piper's title) IS the Gospel.In other words, if one Puritan asked another Puritan about last Sunday's sermon, "So, didst thine elder preach a salvation message on this former Lord's Day?"The answer would ALWAYS be , "Um, yeah."And, on a totally unrelated note...I see you'll be at Wyatt in September. I'll be right behind you the following weekend!
I just finished reading your recommended book "Evangelism and The Sovereignty of God" by J.I. Packer. I found it helpful in my struggle with "The Great Commision" within the realms of doctrinal integrity. It encouraged me to pursue opportunities to share "Christ and Him Crucified" to a fallen world despite my ignorance and "the foolishness of preaching".
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