Below is the introduction and link to an excellent article by Dr. R. Albert Mohler. In it, Dr. Mohler shares some truths about the importance of preaching to the survival of the church. It serves as an excellent reminder and explanation of why we place such a strong emphasis on the preaching of the Word at PBF.
"Preaching has fallen on hard times. So suggests a report out of Durham University's College of Preachers. Some observers of British life now estimate that in any given week Muslim attendance at mosques outnumbers Christian attendance at churches. That means that there are probably now in Britain more people who listen to imams than to preachers.
This raises an interesting question: Is the marginalization of biblical preaching in so many churches a cause or a result of the nation's retreat from Christianity? In truth, it must be both cause and effect. In any event, there is no hope for a recovery of biblical Christianity without a preceding recovery of biblical preaching.
Read the details in Dr. Mohler's blog, which is often updated several times a day."