Articles by W. A. Dessain
An article on correct speech and cultured conduct
Advice shared at the Northern Union Conference, Minneapolis, December 29, 1942, to January 5, 1943.
"What is thine occupation?" An unusual text indeed! But it was this question that brought Jonah, the runaway prophet, to himself and restored him to his great commission."
Nothing so palls on the ears and minds of an audience as to have to listen to sermon after sermon that is drab, colorless, and dry.
Few of us can lay great claim to outstanding originality, and it behooves many of us to kindle our fires from another's flame.
What greater or more rewarding honor can be given a pulpit speaker than to have it said that he divides the Word with great acceptability.
The externals of preaching often spoil a good sermon. An unsound program for church service, one that is unbalanced or too long, will kill a minister's best efforts. A forceful message poorly delivered is weaker than a poor message well given.