Resources on Preaching

Jun 15, 2015

H.B. Charles on Sermon Prep by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles, Jr. what his sermon preparation looks like.

Jan 16, 2018

H.B. Charles Jr. on the Importance of Preaching in the Local Church by H.B. Charles, Jr. asks H.B. Charles Jr., Lead Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, "How important is preaching to a local church?"

Oct 1, 2018

For The Church 2018 Sessions

All FTC18 Plenary Sessions Now Available

by Staff

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

Watch all 6 sermons from FTC18. 

Oct 24, 2018

Faithful Preaching According to 2 Chronicles by Cale Fauver

Faithful preaching finds soul-satisfaction in the heralding of the gospel and in nothing less. 

Nov 30, 2016

Eyes to See by Greg Spires

Countless angels long to look into the gospel, and God provides them the opportunity through His church. 

Apr 27, 2015

Expositional Preaching: Good Stuff vs. God Stuff by Andrew Hebert

Expositional preaching benefits the church because it elevates the Word of God and minimizes the opinions of the preacher.

Feb 16, 2017

Expositional Imposters by Mike Gilbart-Smith

Seven pitfalls to avoid when preaching expositional sermons.

Jul 7, 2016

Every Sermon is the Opportunity of a Lifetime by Joel Littlefield

Preachers, learn to see every sermon as an opportunity of a lifetime - an opportunity to bring change where it matters most, change in the heart of people for whom Christ died and now lives.

Jun 22, 2015

Even the Best Sermon Cannot Do Any Good Without a Savour of Christ In It by Charles Spurgeon

"I will go over hedge and ditch but I would get at my Master, for the sermon cannot do any good unless there is a savour of Christ in it."

Nov 28, 2018

Episode 045: Why You Should Preach Through Books of the Bible

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses several reasons why it's so important and beneficial for pastors to systematically work through entire books of the Bible in their Sunday morning preaching.

May 2, 2018

Episode 030: Preaching for Missional Engagement

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson offers some practical ways to craft sermons that inspire and empower congregations live on mission in their communities.

Jan 24, 2018

Episode 023: When Sermon Illustrations Go Wrong

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the importance -- and unimportance -- of preaching illustrations.

Nov 29, 2017

Episode 019: The 5 C's of Preaching

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 19: The 5 C's of Preaching

What is the irreducible complexity of Christian preaching? What distinguishes preaching from lecturing? In this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses 5 elements of Christian preaching that every pastor ought to embrace in reviewing if their sermon is pulpit-ready.

Apr 5, 2017

Do You Invite Critique of Your Sermons? by Erik Raymond

As pastors, should care more about getting the Bible right than simply feeling like we’re right. 

Nov 25, 2016

Do You Get Nervous Before You Preach? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This divine charge should make you nervous to speak the word faithfully, clearly, and unapologetically.

Oct 18, 2016

Devin Maddox on Contextualization in Preaching and Teaching

We ask Devin Maddox, "How important is contextualization in preaching and teaching?"

Aug 15, 2018

Deep Work for Pastors: 6 Keys for Better Sermon Preparation by Jason K. Allen

Given the neediness of the church, the cultural pressures we face, and the general social upheaval of our times, how we preach has never been more important.

Jun 13, 2016

Dean Inserra on Contextualization Without Compromise

What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?

Series: Conversations

"What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?"

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?"

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 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?

Mar 16, 2018

Crafting Expository Sermons by H.B. Charles, Jr.

True expository preaching strives to be faithful to the text and clear in the presentation. 

Dec 18, 2018

Clint Pressley on the Non-Negotiables for Preaching by Clint Pressley

Series: Conversations asks Clint Pressley, Lead Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, "What are some non-negotiables for preaching?"

Sep 11, 2015

Christian, Do Not Stop Preaching Sin by Jake Rainwater

Christian, do not stop preaching sin, because sin is what makes the gospel beautiful.

Jul 27, 2016

Before You Preach by Joe Thorn

We need tools to help us, but we need the Holy Spirit to illumine, convict, and empower.

Dec 7, 2016

Be a Man and Preach! by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Little did I know that brief conversation would be the last time I get to talk to my father in this life.

Apr 25, 2015

As One with Authority

On Fred Craddock and Authoritative Preaching

The modern mind may well be adverse to authority and disinclined to trust the “sage on the stage.” Nonetheless, where there is no authority, there is no true preaching.

Jun 15, 2015

Andrew Hebert on Listening to Sermons

Why is it so difficult to listen to a sermon?

Series: Conversations

"Why is it so difficult to listen to a sermon?"

Oct 11, 2016

Andrew Fuller’s Awful Place by Joe Garner III

Pastors face so many temptations within their ministries. Few, however, are more unsuspecting and insidious as complacency.

Jun 22, 2018

Advice for Preaching Funeral Sermons by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The funeral is not your Sunday morning exposition. It is a unique situation in which you have been given a special assignment.

Jul 18, 2016

8 Reasons to Preach Through Books of the Bible by Jared C. Wilson

Every preacher ought to endeavor to feed his flock this way. And here are eight reasons why . . .

May 26, 2015

7 Questions to Answer Before Your Next Sermon by Jason K. Allen

I can overlook an essential element to the preaching process if I don’t intentionally pause and reflect upon the task at hand. These seven questions help me do just that.

Oct 14, 2016

7 Mistakes New Preachers Make (Part 1) by Dave Harvey

When it comes to preaching, don’t start wrong. 

Nov 25, 2016

7 Common Mistakes New Preachers Make (Part 3) by Dave Harvey

These mistakes are all common to emerging preachers and many gifted expositors have stumbled through them. 

Feb 24, 2017

6 Tips for Preaching in a Missionary Context by Jason K. Allen

We should strive to preach our best sermons in overseas contexts.

Nov 11, 2015

5 Words That Weaken Every Sermon by Jason K. Allen

 Successful sermons optimally leverage words to explain the meaning of the text and to bring it to bear in the lives of the congregants. Strategically deploying words can strengthen a preaching event, but carelessly letting unhelpful words clutter the sermon will weaken it.

Nov 18, 2015

5 Words That Strengthen Every Sermon by Jason K. Allen

Preaching is too consequential to settle for subpar sermons. These five words will help any preacher step up their game.

Jun 2, 2017

5 Rules for Sermon Illustrations by Jason K. Allen

Always seek to feed your people, do not settle for unhelpful—or even less helpful— diversions.

Nov 21, 2015

5 Reasons Some Bible-Believing Preachers Don't Preach Judgment by Kevin Halloran

What if someone told your preaching was missing one critical ingredient that could undermine the effectiveness of your entire ministry?

Jul 7, 2017

5 Reasons Sermons Fail by Jason K. Allen

Sufficient preparation is indispensable to faithful preaching. Insufficient preparation makes mortals of us all.

Aug 31, 2017

4 Ways My Preaching Has Evolved (And How Yours Should Too) by Jason K. Allen

If you can’t point to ways your preaching has evolved over the years, it could be you were exceptionally gifted from the start, or it may mean you’re still preaching junior varsity sermons.

Jun 12, 2015

4 Reasons to Preach Imprecatory Psalms by Russell L. Meek

It would make the preacher’s job a lot easier if these tough words appeared in the mouths of the wicked. Then we could just brush them aside -- "Nothing to see here, folks." So, sure, I get why people don’t preach these psalms. But here are four reasons why you should . . .

Feb 28, 2017

4 Reasons to Preach Christ from the Old Testament by Russell L. Meek

But there is much more to the Abraham narratives than a simple “do this; don’t do this.”

Apr 22, 2015

4 Marks of Faithful Preaching by Jason K. Allen

Paul's instruction to his young protege in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 is a glorious reminder of the great burden and privilege of the call to preach the word.