Category: Preaching

Earlier this week I was given the opportunity to preach at Southern Seminary’s chapel. We exposited Isaiah 1:1-18. You can see it below: A Call to Action.

Do you have a preaching philosophy? If you’re looking for a good, solid, biblical philosophy of preaching, it only needs to be 14 words long.

Two years ago we posted a series of videos with John MacArthur talking about Expository Preaching. Today we decided to go back and look at a few of the videos. If you want to learn more about Expository Preaching, check out this year’s Expositors Summit in Louisville, Kentucky October 25-27. Originally posted September 9, 2014 Recently I…

Faithful preaching of the Word of God is an indispensable foundation of a healthy church. It is imperative that the point of any sermon be the same as the point that is made by the Biblical text being preached. It is our hope that through the exemplary preaching of God’s Word and instruction from practical breakout…

Originally posted on Matt’s blog.  ________________________________________________________________________ I like weddings. I mean, who doesn’t like a free meal? And yet I cringe at the same moment of every wedding reception: right when the best man and the maid of honor – then the father of the bride, the mother of the bride, the long-time friend of the…

Preaching to one congregation is hard work. Preaching to multiple congregations can be exhausting. Whether you preach multiple services at your church, or you preach to several different congregations, the challenges of preaching to multiple and diverse congregations are legion. The quantity of preaching is not necessarily the issue, in fact, as my preaching professor…

When I was in seminary I read Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great, and resonated with what he calls the “Hedgehog Concept.” In brief, the hedgehog is an animal that does one thing really well: when it is in danger, it huddles down and sticks out its spines, and thus avoids getting eaten by the fox.…

I took my first preaching class thirteen years ago: Sermon Preparation and Delivery with Dr. Michael Boys. Hundreds of sermons, lectures, and lessons later, the two pillars he established still stand tallest in my mind. Pastor Boys taught us that accuracy and clarity are the most essential elements of biblical preaching. Accuracy is like air,…

The Center for Christian Preaching is having a giveaway on Challies.com today. Click here to sign up to win three volumes in the SBTS Press “Legacy Series.” This series is an attempt to reprint classic texts for a modern audience. These books are not available online, so this is a great opportunity to get a hold of a set.

Pastoral ministry is a good fight. And if we want to say with Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:7), we will need endurance. Endurance is not only a mark of a Christian’s discipleship, it is a nonnegotiable component of serving in…

One weakness some pastors have is the inability to rest. The opposite may be true in other cases, with pastors being lazy and neglectful in their ministry responsibilities, but consider the minister who cannot slow down or sit down or lay down for periodic rest. Such a man is in a dangerous work pattern and…

Listening to sermons each Lord’s Day, while important and necessary, comes with a danger that must be faced and overcome by God’s grace. We already know that pews fill up with some people who may not respond to the sermon in a way that honors God, people who may be hearers only, and not doers,…