Resources on Preaching

Sep 9, 2016

Zwingli and the Sufficiency of the Word in Preaching by Nathan Rose

What we need is to recover the Protestant belief in the sufficiency of Scripture and thus, commit ourselves to preaching expositionally. 

May 12

You Are Not The Story by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We do not have editorial authority over the message.

Oct 20, 2016

Writing Sermons in Community by Dayton Hartman

Inviting critique and feedback of your sermon from a group of trusted voices could help bring clarity to the way you communicate the gospel.

Aug 30, 2015

Why Pastors Should Share the Pulpit by Kevin Larson

So why should you, pastor, share your pulpit?

Jun 21, 2016

Why must preaching be expositional? by Andrew Hebert

Series: Conversations

We ask Dr. Andrew Hebert, "Why must preaching be expositional?"

May 16, 2016

Why Legalistic Preaching Doesn't Work by David Prince

Legalistic, moralistic preaching exacerbates sin rather than killing it.

Aug 3, 2015

Why Knowing Your Flock is Critical to Meaningful Preaching by Jared C. Wilson

The ministry of preaching cannot be divorced from the ministry of soul care; in fact, preaching is actually an extension of soul care. There are a host of reasons why it is important for pastors who want to preach meaningfully to know their flocks as well as they can, but here are three of the most important.

Sep 2, 2016

Why I Wear Black Suits All The Time by H.B. Charles, Jr.

 I want my appearance, demeanor, and conduct to show I am on kingdom business.

May 12, 2015

Why Is Listening to a Sermon So Hard? by Nathan Lino

If we know this is God’s plan for us and we are going to spend countless hours doing it, why wouldn’t we want to get really good at it?

Jun 16, 2015

Why are you committed to expository preaching? by Jason K. Allen

Series: For The Church Conference - Columbus

Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, shares why he is committed to expository preaching at the For The Church Conference in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, June 16.

Jul 15, 2016

What to Do After You Preach by Dave Harvey

If you’re called to preach, you leave it all in the pulpit.

Aug 25, 2016

What to Ask Myself Before I Teach the Bible by Jim Elliff

The results of our teaching are entirely God’s business. But it is our business to be as prepared as possible

Dec 11, 2015

What's The Big Deal With Plagiarizing Pastors? by Jonathan Leeman

A reader writes to say, "I recently found out that my senior pastor’s sermons are mostly plagiarized. And he doesn’t cite anything or anyone, but acts as if it is all his own. What should I do?"

Mar 17

What Preachers Can Learn From George Whitefield's First Sermon by Thomas Kidd

Abundant religious activity cannot mask a rebellious heart at the last day.

Apr 24, 2015

What Makes Expositional Preaching Expositional? by Andrew Hebert

In the world of preaching, much preaching masquerades as “expositional” preaching that isn’t actually expositional. There is much preaching about the Bible, but is that the only benchmark for a sermon to be considered expositional?

May 26, 2016

What Makes a Great Preacher? - Part Two

The Preacher's Subject Matter

Part two of a six-part series, What Makes a Great Preacher?

Jun 2, 2016

What Makes a Great Preacher? - Part Three

The Preacher's Preparation

Part three of a six-part series, What Makes a Great Preacher?

Jun 23, 2016

What Makes a Great Preacher? - Part Six

The Preacher's Humility

Part six of a six-part series, What Makes a Great Preacher?

May 19, 2016

What Makes a Great Preacher? - Part One

Introduction and Warnings

Part one of a six-part series, What Makes a Great Preacher?

Jun 16, 2016

What Makes a Great Preacher? - Part Five

The Preacher's Life

Preacher, give fervent and persistent attention to your life outside of preaching. It is not enough to simply preach good doctrine - your people need to see consistent demonstration, not just hear good explanation.

Apr 3, 2016

What Does It Mean to Preach Christ? by Charles Spurgeon

In order to preach the gospel fully, there must be a very clear description of the person of Christ.

Jan 31

What are some common rookie preaching mistakes? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles: "What are some common rookie preaching mistakes?"

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?

Sep 21, 2015

Topical Preaching is Not the Problem by Patrick Schreiner

While I think the regular diet of a congregation should be expositional preaching, I want to make a case for intermittent topical preaching . . .

Mar 20

Thoughts on Note-Taking During Sermons by Jared C. Wilson

If you are only taking notes during the sermon because you feel you must, because you treat the sermon like a lecture or "lesson," I would encourage you to reconsider.

Sep 16, 2015

The Spectacle of Preaching by Steve Bezner

Over against the society enamored with spectacle, the church has been given something completely different.

May 13, 2015

The Sermon is a Worship Song of Its Own by Jared C. Wilson

The art of preaching the gospel falls not only within the category of Instruction but also Exultation.

May 6, 2015

The Pulpit is the Prow of the World by Staff

Yes, the world's a ship on its passage out . . .

Sep 26, 2015

The Practice of Sermon Note-Taking by Jim Fowler

Through years of trial and error, I have come to follow these five keys to taking notes during a sermon.
 

Jul 19, 2015

The Place of the Preached Word in Community by Jared Musgrove

The first heart that the preached Word must affect in your gospel-centered community is yours.

Mar 15, 2016

The One Gift Every Pastor Must Have by Jason K. Allen

When you stand before God’s people with Bible in hand, "the tide goes out." It is in those moments, when you attempt to speak on behalf of God, that all will see the veracity of your calling.

Jan 12

The Essential Marks of a Preacher by Jason K. Allen

If God has called you to be His preacher, never stoop to be a king of men.

Aug 6, 2015

The Deep Waters of Biblical Exposition by Mark Hampton

Do not be discouraged at this daunting task, rather, be encouraged that we have such a tremendously deep and rich resource from which to draw.

Oct 19, 2015

The Bible is Not an Instruction Manual by Jared C. Wilson

If the emphasis of our preaching is on being more like Jesus and not on the good news of grace despite our not being able to be like Jesus, we end up actually achieving the opposite of our intent. We inadvertently become legalists, actually.

Nov 7, 2016

The 5 C's of Preaching by Jared C. Wilson

This short checklist reflects the irreduceable complexity of true Christian preaching.

Dec 13, 2015

Sunday Mornings As The Definition of Insanity by Jared C. Wilson

So you keep going. Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. What’s the definition of insanity again?

Jan 31, 2016

Spurgeon on Preaching with Feeling by Charles Spurgeon

A sinner has a heart as well as a head; a sinner has emotions as well as thoughts; and we must appeal to both.

Jun 28, 2016

Spencer Plumlee on Non-negotiables for Preaching

We ask Dr. Spencer Plumlee, "What are some non-negotiables for preaching?"

Jun 15, 2015

Spencer Plumlee on Mistakes New Preachers Make

What are some common mistakes young or new preachers make in preaching?

What are some common mistakes young or new preachers make in preaching?

Sep 21, 2016

Slaying the Sin of Pride in the Pulpit by Jared Bumpers

Preachers, when you feel the subtle pull to draw attention to yourself, run to the cross and let yourself be humbled.

Oct 14, 2015

Simple, Practical Ways to Improve Your Preaching by Erik Raymond

These are things you can do right away and they will bring immediate impact. As I look back on sermons that have seemed to have the most traction, they have most often been the ones when I have faithfully unfolded the passage, gotten out of the way, and let these 5 friends loose.

Sep 7, 2016

Should A Preacher Use Humor From The Pulpit? by Kevin Halloran

God created us to enjoy humor and it is a powerful tool in a preacher’s arsenal when used responsibly.

Feb 16, 2014

Sabbath Texts by Joe Thorn

I am fairly tech-savvy, but I'll be honest. I'm not a fan of texting. I do it, of course. It's become a common means to communicate for certain things, so I'm on it. But I don't have to like it. However, texting began to look different to me as my good friend, Matthew Molesky, started sending me what I call "sabbath texts."

Matthew is the Sr. Pastor of…

Apr 28, 2015

Real Preaching is Attractive by Staff

When Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that people still will come to hear preaching in our contemporary culture, he adds two qualifications . . .

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.