50 Thoughts on Preaching
A few things — well fifty things — I think I’ve learned after nearly 30 years of preaching.
Thoughts about Christmas Sermons
Of all opportunities for special occasion sermons, I have found Christmas to be a uniquely powerful cultural opportunity. In our nation there are almost universally recognized sights, sounds, scenes, and foods associated with the time each year when we celebrate Christmas. What a pastoral gift.
Missing God’s Word While Preaching God’s Words
Did you know that the Bible never refers to itself as God’s Word? Before you tear your robes and stone me for heresy, I do believe that “all scripture is God-breathed and profitable” (2 Tim. 3:16). And I do believe that the words we find in our Bibles are indeed God’s words. But God’s words […]
The Divine Supernatural Responsibility of Preaching
The preaching of the Bible is a supernatural event that prepares eternal souls for the Day of Judgement. Sound preaching matters eternally.
4 Keys to Preaching from a Manuscript
I think more preachers should adopt the practice of using a manuscript. If you’re interested in giving it a try, here are some things to keep in mind.
5 Preaching Pet Peeves
As a preacher who also regularly sits under preaching, I’ve experienced some things that I think have helped me develop as a communicator. Maybe they will provide some food for thought for you, as well.
How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 6–Argument Tracing
“Argument-tracing” is step 6 in understanding and apply the Old Testament. Perhaps more than any other step in the exegetical process, this one helps us grasp a passage’s message. In this post, I will show how to trace the argument of a passage by using an argument-diagram.
Remember that Kindness Commends the Gospel
Because the Spirit condescends to use how we preach the gospel, we ought not forget to reflect God’s kindness when we preach it.
After you Preach, Pray
When the work of preaching is complete, the work of the Spirit is just beginning. Pray for him to do the work that only he can do.
Praying for a Golden Age of Gospel Preachers
Prayer for a faithful preacher is the key. Of all the things that Christians ought to pray for, this should be at the top of the list.