Preaching

Pastors, Watch Your Doctrine

By Greg 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.

Preachers Talk, Episode 7: On Preaching Over the Long Haul

By D. Helm, E. Copeland, J. Meeks | 06.25.2020

David Helm and Ed Copeland have both been preaching at the same place for more than 20 years. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with them about how all preachers should think about preaching for the long haul.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Timothy

By Phil Newton | 06.03.2020

Brothers, preach 1 Timothy. And don’t wait too long. You and your congregation need its Christ-centered focus for the church.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through 2 Thessalonians

By Jeremy Walker | 05.22.2020

As pastors and preachers, the urgency of the whole epistle presses us particularly. It reminds us of the weight of responsibility we carry as we speak truth and press for a right response.

Preachers’ Talk — Episode 5: On Preaching in a Distracted Age

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 05.21.2020

In this episode of Preachers’ Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Ed Copeland about preaching in a distracted age.

Moving from Topical to Expositional Preaching in Immigrant Churches: Five Steps of Preparation

By Alex Hong | 05.14.2020

If you’re the main preacher in an immigrant church, how can you move your people to love expository preaching? Consider these five practical suggestions.

What Advice Would You Give Churches Livestreaming Their Services?

By Greg Gilbert | 05.01.2020

If your church has decided to make the decision to livestream, here are some pieces of advice you may find helpful.

Book Review: Letters to My Students: Volume 1, Jason Allen

Review by J. Josh Smith | 04.23.2020

Every preacher can profit from Allen’s book but it will prove to be most helpful among preachers in training.

A Response to Scot McKnight and Matthew Bates

By Greg Gilbert | 04.22.2020

“King Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Now that’s good news. So why on earth would anyone want to reply to that, “Eh, half of it is, anyway”?

A T4G 2020 Sermon: What Is and Isn’t the Gospel  

By Greg Gilbert | 04.15.2020

The cross and the kingdom are theologically inseparable because the only way into the kingdom is through the cross.

Why We Produced the Church Questions Series

By Sam Emadi | 04.09.2020

The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.

The Imperative-Indicative Balance

By Bryan Chapell | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 04.08.2020

Any preaching that is distinctively Christian must keep listeners from confusing, or inverting, our “who” and our “do.”