Nettles, Thomas J.
Jesus made gospel preaching a priority for Himself, the apostles, and the church. And if we are going to carry out the task of gospel preaching today, we must consider why the Lord committed this sacred duty to His followers. In this booklet, Martin Rizley winsomely describes the nature, necessity, and manner of gospel preaching so that we will better recognize it as the high priority Christ established it to be. Most ministers, missionaries, and laymen know and affirm these truths when they hear them, but how often do we forget them in the midst of the battle when so many other worthy needs are set before us?
Table of Contents:
Foreword - Paul Washer
What Is Gospel Preaching?
Why Is Gospel Preaching Necessary?
How Is the Work of Gospel Preaching to Be Performed?
Martin Rizley is a missionary to Spain, where he pastors a church in Málaga, organizes evangelistic outreaches throughout the city, and trains men for gospel ministry.
“Worthy of being read time and time again.” —Paul Washer (from the foreword)
“Preaching has fallen on hard times—partially because preachers often don’t do it well and partially because church members often don’t realize its value. In this succinct little book, Martin Rizley sets forth what gospel preaching is and why it is essential. He shows us why it should be preeminent in the preacher’s heart and in the church’s worship and then summarizes how it should be done: intelligently, faithfully, lovingly, diligently, confidently, and prayerfully. If both pulpit and pew would take Rizley seriously, the church would be much healthier than it is. This is a gem. Buy a dozen copies (or more!) and give them to your pastor, elders, and friends.” — Joel R. Beeke, president, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan