What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?
We asked H.B. Charles, Jr. what his sermon preparation looks like.
FTC.co asks H.B. Charles Jr., Lead Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, "How important is preaching to a local church?"
What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?
Watch all 6 sermons from FTC18.
Faithful preaching finds soul-satisfaction in the heralding of the gospel and in nothing less.
Countless angels long to look into the gospel, and God provides them the opportunity through His church.
Expositional preaching benefits the church because it elevates the Word of God and minimizes the opinions of the preacher.
Seven pitfalls to avoid when preaching expositional sermons.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the importance -- and unimportance -- of preaching illustrations.
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.
As pastors, should care more about getting the Bible right than simply feeling like we’re right.
This divine charge should make you nervous to speak the word faithfully, clearly, and unapologetically.
I know more than a few pastors—and overhear many more besides—who cite the busyness of their ministry lives as the reason sermon preparation gets crowded out week to week.
We ask Devin Maddox, "How important is contextualization in preaching and teaching?"
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.
"What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?"
We asked Dr. David Prince, "How would you characterize the state of preaching in evangelicalism today?"
We ask David Prince, "What does your sermon preparation look like?"
Why is it important for sermons to be Christ-centered?
True expository preaching strives to be faithful to the text and clear in the presentation.
FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Lead Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, "What are some non-negotiables for preaching?"
Christian, do not stop preaching sin, because sin is what makes the gospel beautiful.
We need tools to help us, but we need the Holy Spirit to illumine, convict, and empower.
Little did I know that brief conversation would be the last time I get to talk to my father in this life.
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.
"Why is it so difficult to listen to a sermon?"
Pastors face so many temptations within their ministries. Few, however, are more unsuspecting and insidious as complacency.
On this Good Friday, consider these words from one of church history's greatest Baptist theologians on the apostolic preaching of the cross of Christ.
The funeral is not your Sunday morning exposition. It is a unique situation in which you have been given a special assignment.
Join the retreat; don’t just speak at it.
Every preacher ought to endeavor to feed his flock this way. And here are eight reasons why . . .
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.
When it comes to preaching, don’t start wrong.
These mistakes are all common to emerging preachers and many gifted expositors have stumbled through them.
The best preaching makes Jesus the hero.
Good intentions don’t produce good preachers.
We should strive to preach our best sermons in overseas contexts.
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.
Preaching is too consequential to settle for subpar sermons. These five words will help any preacher step up their game.
Always seek to feed your people, do not settle for unhelpful—or even less helpful— diversions.
What if someone told your preaching was missing one critical ingredient that could undermine the effectiveness of your entire ministry?
Sufficient preparation is indispensable to faithful preaching. Insufficient preparation makes mortals of us all.
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.