“Preaching and Preachers” Episode 146: The Preacher and the Power of Words

This week, I welcome Dr. Tom Elliff to the podcast. Dr. Elliff is the founder of Living in the Word Publications, former pastor for forty-two years, former IMB president, and former IMB missionary to Zimbabwe.

Guest(s): Tom Elliff


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • How the Bible views the power of words and communicating from the heart.
  • The pastor realizing the weight of words.
  • The importance of relaying everything back to Scripture and conforming our words to the Word of God.
  • How a pastor places priority on expository preaching when he realizes the weight of his words.
  • Viewing the act of preaching differently when the message is seen as paramount.
  • How preaching carries a special burden when the power of words is realized.
  • How compliments and criticisms are correctly absorbed by the pastor saturating himself in the Word of God.
  • The importance of having honest people around the pastor.


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