[The Anguish of Preaching by Dr. H.C. McEwen]


H. C. McEwen

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Dr. H.C. McEwen lectures on the anguish of preaching. In the lecture he gives reasons why preaching is aguish. One reason is the preacher himself is a sinner preaching to other sinners. He explains the more the preacher knows about God the more he knows himself to be chief among sinners.

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00:00:06 Dr. H.C. McEwen talks about how to be at ease in the pulpit. Talks about the Apostle Paul and the foolishness of preaching and its anguish.

00:03:12 Talks about how man is a fool to preach if it is possible to do anything else with fulfillment.

00:03:27 Talks about several reasons that preaching is a thing of agony. In the first place why should one sinner preach to other sinners? No logical reason for it save that he is bidden by his God to preach.

00:10:33 Talks about the vocation that the preacher is called approaches preaching with fear and trembling.

00:11:27 Talks about the joy in preaching. Says there is joy in preaching but the joy of the cross not the joy man’s desire for sensual ease and peace.

00:16:43 Prays.

00:17:46 Organ plays.

00:21:24 Prays.

00:21:37 Organ plays.

00:37:15 Audio ends.


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