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Learning to Preach from the Puritans

by Joel R. Beeke

The Puritan movement from the mid-sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century has been called the golden age of preaching. Through preaching and publishing their sermons, the Puritans sought to reform their church, their hearers, and their nation at large. Though they ultimately failed to reform the Church of England, they succeeded in reforming everyday life, ushering in, as Alexander F. Mitchell says, “a season of spiritual revival as deep and extensive as any that has since occurred in the history of the British Churches.”[1]

The Puritans set high standards for themselves as preachers. They were men of their own times in many ways, but they embraced sound, enduring principles of proclaiming God’s truth that every Christian preacher should adopt as his own. Here are a few of the principles ministers in the twenty-first….

Read the entire article at Credomagazine.

  1. May 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Responding to the comment on my post: I don’t know why wordpress is censoring you on my blog. I even check the spam box and saw nothing. I imagine your series teaching through Sproul’s book is this link? https://www.reformedontheweb.com/free-mp3-on-freewill/.html

    • May 27, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      I don’t believe it is so much as WordPress is censoring me, but instead my phone, I believe, is having difficulty navigating a reply to a reply within the phone’s browser. And this is one of the newest Samsung galaxys and is supposed to be a smart phone. Yeah right!

      Yes, brother, that is the link to my sermon/lectures on the book.

      • May 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm


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