“But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.” I Kings 3:11
I believe that all over our country there are young men whom God has called to preach, but they feel that they never get their chance to preach. I am afraid some of these preachers-to-be burn themselves out from discouragement because they feel they cannot serve in the capacity of which they were called. Some of these young preachers get so discouraged that they give up. In this article I want to show you what kind of man on what kind of road it takes to truly become a man of God that can stand behind a pulpit and deliver the Word of God with zeal and power. We see all this on the road that Elisha traveled.
Dr. Bob Gray Sr.
Rick Warren has succeeded in doing what many evangelicals before him have failed to do. He has drawn our Baptist churches into evangelicalism and then into the “emerging church” drama. With his numerically large church attendance and his Baptist background and his conservative-sounding doctrine, he has introduced evangelical practices into what were once traditional Baptist churches.
I don’t think there could possibly be any dispute that Jesus Christ was by far the best Teacher, Preacher, and Leader to ever walk the face of the earth. God descended in the flesh as the Word to illustrate how these tasks of leadership where to be performed. His perfect life and ministry were meant to teach, preach and illustrate leadership. In Matthew 7 we find one of the cornerstone lessons that our Saviour taught in regards to Leadership.
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley