August 15, 2018

Take a moment and think about the different types of sermons you have heard preached over the course of your life. Different styles. Different approaches to handling the text. Different preacher personalities. If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you ha...

May 5, 2018

The body of Christ desperately needs to feed on the Word of God and this means that preachers must know the Word well enough to be able to feed them, for the health and nourishment of their souls! Walt Kaiser writes,

It is no secret that Christ's Church is not at all in...

November 10, 2017

Why is expositional preaching so important to the health and mission of the Church today? D.A. Carson lays out six reasons why he believes expositional preaching deserves to be our primary method of proclamation as preachers:

1. It is the method least likely to stray fr...

August 17, 2017

What kind of preaching is needed in our churches today? What kind of preaching will feed God's people with good, rich food week in and week out? What kind of preaching will not only help men and women mature in their love for God and people, but will also help prepare...

March 1, 2017

Can pastors just preach the text faithfully and be satisfied that they have discharged the duties of their ministry? Should they be concerned to lead strategically through their preaching? Can a pastor be a solid and faithful preacher, and still not lead his flock? Can...

January 18, 2017

We may wonder which is intrinsically more important for the pastor—preaching or leading.  Charles Jefferson says, “We sometimes hear it said of a minister: ‘He is a good pastor, but he cannot preach.’ The sentence is self-contradictory. No man can be a good pastor who...

August 4, 2016

“A mist in the pulpit is a fog in the pew…”

A lack of clarity might be the most common failure in preaching; but thankfully, it’s fairly easy to remedy.  As a preacher, your job is to be as clear as possible.  It is not the job of your listeners to figure out what you a...

July 28, 2016

God’s Word has always played a crucial role in transforming his people to active obedience in fulfilling their mission.  Christopher Wright asserts, “The whole Bible renders to us the story of God’s mission through God’s people in their engagement with God’s world for...

June 23, 2016

Expositional preaching is applicational preaching.  It has to be.  The Scriptures itself demand application.

The epistle of James makes proverbial, what is obvious.  We must not be hearers of the Word, only.  We must be doers.  

It’s not enough to exegete;...

June 13, 2016

We live in a time of great pressure, both externally from the world and internally in our churches, to be anything but gospel-centered.  Externally we are undergoing a culture-shift away from Christian values and ideals.  This is to be expected and is not unique in wor...

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