This is a little gem of a booklet and one that should be put in the hands of every preacher in every preaching group!
At the heart of the author’s 2010 Martyn Lloyd-Jones Memorial Lecture — upon which this booklet is based — is a passionate plea to preachers to work hard to ‘land’ the Bible’s message in the minds, hearts and lives of those who hear their preaching. Within the limitations of a booklet, Stuart Olyott headlines the four key elements necessary for this to happen: ethos, pathos, logos and dunamis!
By ethos, he means the integrity and authenticity of the preacher; by pathos, an emotional engagement and love for the congregation; by logos the logical wisdom and truth of God revealed in the gospel and applied to everyday life; and by dunamis which ‘saturates all three others’, an expectation and dependence on the dynamic work of the Holy Spirit in preacher and hearer alike.
Leaders — buy a batch and pass them on to all you are seeking to help develop as preachers. It will be one of the best investments that you make in 2012!