“God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.”
Dwight L. Moody
What is the purpose of preaching? Think about it for a moment. Is it to fill half an hour of the worship service? To provide more knowledge for people? To impress others with our knowledge of Scripture? To teach the Word of God?
According to D.L. Moody, the purpose of preaching is to compel others to take action.
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Moody’s Membership Mishaps
Imagine this scenario: You put your personal trust in Jesus Christ. You turn from your sins and are publically baptized. You study the Scriptures and pray on a daily basis.…
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The Reputation of Dwight L. Moody
What kind of reputation do you have? Are you known as a caring parent, a hard worker, or maybe even as a devout Christian? Do you like your reputation, or would you change it if you could?
D.L. Moody certainly had a reputation…and it was one that was defined by the Great Commission.
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The Powerful Preaching of D.L. Moody
If we know anything about D. L. Moody, it’s that he was one of the greatest evangelists and preachers of the modern era. He could weave truth and love in such a powerful way that sinners were compelled to devote themselves to following Jesus forever.
His preaching could even motivate believers to obey the Great Commission.
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D.L. Moody’s Style of Evangelism
A woman once approached the great evangelist D. L. Moody to air a grievance. (Moody was an international evangelist of great renown in the 19th Century.)
The woman said to him, “Mr. Moody, I don’t like the way you do evangelism!”