Resources by David Prince

Dr. David E. Prince, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, KY and Assistant Professor of Christian Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

May 16, 2016

Why Legalistic Preaching Doesn't Work by David Prince

Legalistic, moralistic preaching exacerbates sin rather than killing it.

Jun 18, 2015

Why Foolishness is Better Than Self-Esteem by David Prince

The question we must all answer is, are we willing to be thought a fool for the sake of Jesus?

Aug 19, 2015

Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People? by David Prince

If people were basically good, Jesus would have had no need to talk of the necessity of repentance for all to avoid perishing.

Jan 17

Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about? by David Prince

We ask David Prince, "Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about?"

Apr 23, 2015

We Need Fools in the Pulpit

The Danger of Sophisticated Ministry

A sophisticated church is a contradiction in terms. We are the non-nobles of a crucified Messiah. The same choice Paul faced is before every preacher today. Are you willing to be a fool for Christ’s sake?

Dec 15, 2016

Should Christians Care About the Religious Liberty of Muslims? by David Prince

Christians should defend the religious liberty of other faiths with as much zeal as they defend their own.

May 24, 2015

Repentance As A Lifestyle

A Path To Joy

There is an initial act of faith and repentance at the moment of conversion, but, after that, the process of faith and repentance constitutes a daily discipline—the Christian’s lifestyle—and a path to joy thereafter according to Psalm 32.

Feb 25, 2016

Put Your Whole Person into Your Sermon Prep by David Prince

Preachers should engage in sermon preparation as whole persons, engaging every aspect of their being.

May 13, 2015

Preaching Christ From the Gospels Is Not a No-Brainer by David Prince

The almost universal assumption is that no one has difficulty preaching Christ from the New Testament, especially from the Gospels. But just because your sermon mentions Christ doesn't mean you're preaching Christ.

Jun 13, 2016

One Thing: David Prince

What is the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Series: One Thing

What's the one thing the church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Jul 16, 2015

OK, These Are Crazy Times, But Let's Not Forget Why We're Here by David Prince

Our hope in the face of demonic assault is that the glory of the age to come has already invaded this present evil age in Jesus of Nazareth whose kingdom will not be consummated until the eschaton. The believer must realize that he or she lives in the overlap of the ages

Nov 25, 2015

In Defense of Christian Happiness by David Prince

"God does not want you to be happy, he wants you to be holy." "It does not matter whether you are happy, as long as you have joy." "Satan wants you to try to be happy, but God wants you to be faithful." Whatever one thinks of this approach in pitting happiness against Christian sanctification, it must be acknowledged that it is a novel perspective among Christians throughout the ages.

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on the State of Preaching by David Prince

Series: Conversations

We asked Dr. David Prince, "How would you characterize the state of preaching in evangelicalism today?"

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on Sports and Children by David Prince

Series: Conversations

FTC.CO asks Dr. David Prince, "What advice would you give parents whose children are active in athletics?"

Nov 8, 2016

David Prince on Sermon Prep by David Prince

We ask David Prince, "What does your sermon preparation look like?"

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on Gospel-Centered Parental Discipline

What does gospel-centered parental discipline look like?

Series: Conversations

What does gospel-centered parental discipline look like?

Jun 15, 2015

David Prince on Christ-Centered Sermons

Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?

Series: Conversations

Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?

Aug 4, 2015

Christ 'Plus Something' Brings Bondage and Destroys Community by David Prince

The core of every person’s testimony is the exactly the same—grace, which is Christ + nothing.

Jun 25, 2015

Christians and Culture

Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and The Great Commission

If it were true that direct gospel ministry and Bible reading are all that matter, that would mean that we waste most of our lives in the meaningless daily stuff of ordinary living.