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. 

Oct 25, 2017

Youth Pastor, Preach God’s Word by Ian Conrey

A shallow understanding of the gospel produces a shallow Christian.

Jan 25, 2019

You Can’t Preach Christ Without Preaching Depravity by Bradley Larson

If we were merely flawed people, then the cross would have been an extreme overcorrection. 

May 12, 2017

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.

Mar 18, 2019

Why Your Preaching Stinks by Jason Paredes

Maybe the main reason your preaching is subpar is because your expectations are subpar. 

Mar 19, 2019

Why Preaching? by Jason K. Allen

Preaching is the pastor's indispensable task, his most paramount duty, and his most consequential and urgent job assignment. For the pastor, preaching is priority number one.​

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.

Feb 10

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?

Aug 9, 2019

Why I’m Committed to Expository Preaching (Part I) by Jason K. Allen

A conviction worth holding is a conviction worth defending and advocating.

Jun 16, 2015

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

Series: 2015 For The Church Columbus Micro-Conference

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.

May 24, 2018

When Preaching is Big and God is Small by Dave Harvey

My fears are real. They can’t be ignored, denied, or spiritualized into something they’re not. But for me, they can camouflage a deeper reality.

Jul 9, 2018

When A Preacher is Not Feeling It by Adam Kareus

If a pastor doesn’t feel like the sermon he delivers is that important, why on earth would his congregation feel different?

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, 2017

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.

Dec 14, 2017

What is Preaching? by Jason K. Allen

The preacher does not preach from the text or on the text, he preaches the text—thus limiting the sermon’s application to the point of the passage preached.

Dec 19, 2019

What is a Faithful Preacher? by Jason K. Allen

What does it mean for a preacher to be faithful? How does one even measure a preacher’s faithfulness?

Dec 28, 2017

What Expository Preaching Is Not by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Fifteen myths about expository preaching that should be exposed to help the preacher rightly understand and faithfully practice expository preaching.

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, 2017

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 25, 2019

Unforeseen Benefits of Expository Preaching by Skylar Spradlin

We are a people who want to walk through and consider every verse of Scripture.

Aug 14, 2018

True Preaching is Indispensable! What is it? by David Prince

God uses most effectively preachers who are given over to the task of proclaiming the word of God with their whole person—holding nothing back.

Feb 23, 2018

Trevin Wax on Gospel-Centered Teaching

Series: Conversations

What does Gospel-Centered teaching sound like?

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 24

Tips for Lay Preachers by Tony Merritt Jr.

Many lay preachers feel unprepared for the task—I know I have. What should you do? Where do you start? Here a few tips.

Jun 26, 2018

Three Reasons to Include a Concise Summary of the Gospel in Every Sermon by Timothy Raymond

My church won’t remember everything I say but they will remember what I repeatedly talk about.

Mar 20, 2017

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.

Oct 30, 2017

The Three Essentials For Every Pastor's Toolbox by Chad Ashby

Week after week, I dedicate my time and attention to a specific portion of God's Word to feed Jesus's flock on Sunday morning. 

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 . . .

Aug 8, 2017

The Pulpit Call by Zach Barnhart

My question is, even though we may be gospel-centered, are we still asking people to come to Christ?

Jul 28, 2017

The Pulpit and the Cliff by Luke Holmes

If you are privileged enough to proclaim God’s word in front of the church and don’t feel the weight of it, then you don’t understand what God has called you to do.