Preaching

Recommended New Testament Commentaries for Evangelical Pastors

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 02.03.2023

Tom Schreiner recommends what he thinks are the best New Testament commentaries for pastors to consult.

Book Review: Biblical Preaching, by Haddon W. Robinson

Review by Kevin DeYoung | 01.19.2023

Kevin DeYoung reviews his former preaching professor Haddon Robinson’s renown textbook ‘Biblical Preaching’.

On Cultural Context (Preachers Talk, Ep. 48)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 01.19.2023

The Bible was written a long time ago to people who were both very similar to and very different from us.

Listen to this episode of Preachers Talk as Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss how to use and not use cultural context.

Book Review: Workers for Your Joy, by David Mathis

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 01.09.2023

It’s far too easy to wait for a crisis to pay attention to your pastor. Mathis shows us a better way.

Preacher, What’s on Your Kids Menu?

By John Joseph | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 11.28.2022

We want our kids to know that the church is for them, Jesus is for them, and eternal life is for them, so let’s speak to them in our sermons.

The Aim of Preaching in an Increasingly Hostile Culture to Christianity

By John Piper | 11.21.2022

John Piper was recently asked, “How can American pastors begin to prepare the churches for persecution?”

Book Review: A Manual for Preaching, by Abraham Kuruvilla

Review by Kevin Walker | 11.16.2022

Kevin Walker of Simeon Trust reviews SBTS professor Abraham Kuruvilla’s book ‘A Manual for Preaching’.

5 Effects of Expository Preaching on a Church

By Anand Samuel | 10.21.2022

How does sitting under expository preaching 52 Sundays a year change a church?

Pastors Teach

By David Mathis | 09.14.2022

We need men who are eager to teach. Not just men willing to have their arm bent once in a while to fill a slot.

Treasuring the Trail of Translation: Why Read the Greek New Testament Before You Teach the English One

By Matt Sliger | 09.06.2022

If you’ve been taught the language, read the Greek New Testament before you teach the English one. And if you haven’t been taught the language, attempt to learn it for four reasons.

Book Review: The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition, by Douglas Sean O’Donnell & Leland Ryken

Review by John Musyimi | 08.25.2022

‘The Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition’ is written to help pastors pay better attention to all “the literary dimensions of the Bible,” in hopes to rescue preachers (and congregations) from “sermons filled with merely abstract theological propositions and proof-texted moral applications.”

13 Pillars for Planting Healthy Churches

By Matt Rogers | 04.11.2022

What ingredients are necessary to plant healthy, strong, biblical churches—and sustain them?

Genesis, Exodus, Isaiah . . . Oh My!—Practical Help for Preaching Longer Books

By Jeff Wiesner | 01.05.2022

I hope the following eight “tips” will help preachers delight in the Scriptures as they prepare to preach—and persevere!—through its biggest books.

Teaching the Trinity through Expositional Preaching

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

The Trinity is one of the most central and crucial Christian doctrines; it is also one of the least prooftext-able.

Why Preaching Is Primary and the Ordinances Aren’t

By Jonty Rhodes | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

Still today it is through the Word, not the bare ordinances, that men and women are “born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Pet. 1:23).