Preaching

Book Review: Expository Exultation, by John Piper

Review by Raymond Johnson | 11.12.2020

The weekly sermon is of supernatural import, where both the speaker and listener are transformed by the word of God.

Book Review: The Heart of the Preacher, by Rick Reed

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 10.29.2020

The Heart of the Preacher is a devotional book for preachers that provides clear, biblical prescriptions for guarding and building up your heart to serve God’s people.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Peter

By Matthias Lohmann | 10.21.2020

If you want to help your people prepare for our rapidly secularizing and increasingly hostile culture, preach through 1 Peter.

3 Reasons to Preach through James

By Noah Braymen | 10.05.2020

The way that leads to trouble often seems harmless and at times helpful. The book of James brings sinners back from the By-Path Meadows of sin to the narrow way of Christ that leads to life (Matt. 7:13–14)

Preachers Talk, Episode 10: On Preaching the Gospel

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 09.24.2020

Must you preach it in every sermon? How do you prevent every sermon from sounding the same or flattening your text?

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Hebrews

By Bobby Jamieson | 09.14.2020

Perseverance is a drum pastors can always afford to beat, especially during a pandemic. And Hebrews tells us how to persevere: look to Christ who persevered before us, and for us.

Genesis 1:1–3:19 | On the Serpent, the Promised Seed, and Nahash the King of the Ammonites (Bible Talk, Ep. 1)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.09.2020

These first three chapters of the Bible are so important because they set the trajectory for everything that comes next—all the way until we get to Revelation 22.

Want Your Church to Enjoy Unity? Let the Gospel Do Its Dividing Work.

By William Farley | 09.04.2020

When I became a lead pastor, I preached the gospel enthusiastically, but I didn’t understand its winnowing power or how positive that process would be.

How Should the Preexistence of Christ Shape How We Preach the Old Testament?

By Greg Lanier | 08.28.2020

I want to reflect briefly on whether and how the preexistence of Christ could impact the preaching of the Old Testament.

Book Review: The Man of God: Volume 2, by Albert Martin

Review by Alex Hong | 08.20.2020

The pulpit should not be a place where personal stories, experiences, cultural commentaries, or philosophical musings dominate, but where Scripture is proclaimed, explained, and applied to a congregation.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Titus

By Eric Bancroft | 08.03.2020

What should new churches focus on? What should their priorities be in their early years? Titus gives us an answer.

Pastors, Watch Your Doctrine

By Gregory A. Wills | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

Some of God’s truth may not be welcomed by your hearers. That must not deter you. Preach all that God has spoken. Do not judge the effectiveness of the word of God; let it judge you.

What “Able to Teach” Means and Doesn’t Mean

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

God requires clarity, not cleverness; doctrinal fidelity, not rhetorical flourish.

Three Warnings for Those Who Preach the Word

By Ken Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

In and around the shadows of the pulpit, soul-damning dangers lurk.

Small Beginnings: J. C. Ryle in Exbury

By Geoff Chang | 06.29.2020

Pastors are often tempted to be dissatisfied with their churches. Some long for greater prominence and larger congregations. But this dissatisfaction is part of the Enemy’s lies; such outcomes must be left to the Lord.