My regular reader will know that I have, once or twice, blogged about Peter Masters. This week, I was teaching my bi-annual session on 'Evangelistic Preaching' at the FIEC's PfS Course. It's immensely popular - with me, anyway.
Each time, I recommend the evangelistic preaching of Peter Masters as a good example of how it should be - along with some resources from the Tab. This year, I thought I'd better have a listen to a recent example. After all, he is no longer a young man: has he lost it?
So, I went to the Tabernacle Website, found the video of last Sunday evening's sermon (November 6th, on Galatians 2:20) and settled down to listen.
Has he lost it? Er, no. To be honest. He does look a little frailer than I remember - and he's far too much hair to be decent in a man that age... but his preaching was excellent. Really very, very good - especially the introduction. No hesitation in recommending the PfS students to go and have a listen.
I gave a different lecture on evangelistic preaching recently at WEST, to a very fine, friendly bunch of students. Word came back to me that few - if any - agreed with me that it ought to be a regular, weekly, feature of a pastor's ministry. It bothers me, that: what hope for the nation if good men stop preaching evangelistically?