Ferguson’s “Decalogue”

Sinclair Ferguson
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In a two-part series on Reformation 21‘s website (appearing in November 2005 and March 2006),* Sinclair Ferguson, offers his A Preacher’s Decalogue, a series of ten rules for preachers to consider. I found it to be an excellent read and something for anyone who is called to preach the Bible–God’s Holy Word–to consider as they prepare to enter the preaching ministry. You may also find the complete article HERE.

  1. Know your Bible better.
  2. Be a man of prayer.
  3. Don’t lose sight of Christ.
  4. Be deeply Trinitarian.
  5. Use your imagination.
  6. Speak much of sin and grace.
  7. Use “the plain style.”
  8. Find your own voice.
  9. Learn how to transition.
  10. Love your people.

As a preacher/teacher for thirty-six years now, I find that these rules are more important than ever before. I appreciate Ferguson and his love and passion for the Word of God and for declaring it well and often.

* It appears that this article is no longer available on Reformation 21‘s website. However, the link above is for themelios where I found it online.

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Published by D.J. Gorena

Follower of Jesus Christ, husband, dad, pastor, and twinless twin.

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