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.
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.
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Nathan Rose begin a new regular feature, “The Craft of Preaching.”
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talk about ways preachers can improve their sermon delivery.
First and foremost, the pastor-teacher is charged to preach the word (2 Timothy 4:1-2). His leadership should flow out of his preaching, not compete with it.
You should preach 1 Corinthians because of its clear and humbling teaching on how to lead and build the body of Christ well.
The point is not so much eloquence as it is intentionality. Over the years, as I have monitored my own preaching and observed others, I have come to realize how intentionally using a few key words will strengthen most any sermon.
Spurgeon’s forty years of pastoral ministry were marked by a quest for clarity in proclaiming that authority and sufficiency.
Theology undergirds the task of preaching, and preaching communicates sound doctrine. Preaching is unavoidably theological!
If you’ve been in pastoral ministry for any length of time at all you’ve asked the question: Is my preaching actually doing anything? Is it having any effect?