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Significant exhortation This was a meaningful discourse. May we point out how applause belongs to the 'stage' to which preaching does not belong. There should be a difference between a pulpit and a platform, or a stage. The stage is used to entertain, or exhibit talent for the enjoyment of expectators. Therefore, applause follows to praise and often exalt the ones performing. A pulpit is a place of declaration, annunciation and denunciation. The desired response should center in inner personal obedience. Obviously, if the heart is moved in assent to the righteous exposition of the Word, one feels compelled to express it with words of rejoicing, or gestures of Christ exaltation. Yet, the setting of churches nowadays is such, that induces responses related to the stage. The last prayer was one of earnest and vivid devotion sealing the teaching given. However, the overriding music interfered, detracted and distracted from that. It is not safe to use music to manipulate responses or stir emotions, never mind, to enhance prayer. This said, the brother presented Scripture vividly to the heart. It is appreciated.