Tuesday, March 15, 2005preacher of the Lord...
I met brother John last year, at Bethel Baptist church in London, Ontario, a church my wife and I visit whenever we are visiting family in Southern Ontario. From his first sermon in adult Sunday school that I've heard, I knew I was dealing with a quality preacher.
John isn't what one would call a FIERY preacher. He isn't an actor or comedian, filing his sermons full of gimmicks and anecdotes, rather, he calmly, soberly, and CLEARLY preaches the Word of God; and I love the man for it! He spices most (if not all) of his sermons with biblical history and church history, quoting famous past saints and relaying facts about their lives which, I believe, are quite profitable to Christians today. Christians should learn about past saints' mistakes and victories, in order to avoid the pitfalls they fell in, and follow where they have glorified God.
The fact that brother John CAN relay these facts shows that he has spent some serious time studying the Word of God and the works of godly men of old who have written about the Bible. A preacher who prepares his messages by serious studying is a faithful shepherd, worthy to be followed.
I'm not sure if John and I are on the EXACT same page doctrinally, but I have found myself agreeing with pretty much everything he has preached, and considering how fundamentally I hold to my doctrines, THAT'S SAYING ALOT!
My pastor is the holiest man I know. He's a great man of God. I've learned so much from him and his sermons are second to none, and I have found very few men who even come close to his level of quality. Brother John is one of these rare pearls, and I wanted to share this rare treasure.
You can find an all too short list of Brother John's sermons here. All of them are in MP3 format, some are also in M3U streaming format. So do your soul a favour, take time to listen to these sermons. Instead of wasting your time listening to wicked secular music, or worse, watching the idiot box, listen and enjoy quality Bible preaching. I strongly suggest his sermons on "Evangelism", "Holy Living", and "They Really Don't Know Him"; especially his "Evangelism", what a delight!
"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." (1 Timothy 5:17)
God bless you dear readers.