A Preacher’s Schedule

“What does it mean to be a servant of the Word? First, if we are to be servants of the Word, the priorities of our ministry must be such that the preaching of the Word is central—everything else must fall into place behind this priority. Are there other important tasks of ministry? Of course. Are there other important priorities of the church? Of course. But your personal schedule must reflect the priority of preaching, showing just how serious you are about it. You can find out quickly what a church believes about preaching by looking at its calendar for worship and other activities, and you can find out what a preacher believes about preaching by looking at his schedule. Every other task and priority must be subordinated to that first priority, the preaching of the Word—with the promise that it will balance all the others”

from Albert Mohler, Jr. in John MacArthur, R. Albert Mohler Jr., et al., Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching (Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust, 2008), p. 16.


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