Preaching

Allegorical Interpretation: Finding the Line Before You Cross It

By Robert Kinney | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

Allegory is something less than exposition. It’s difficult to know where to draw the line. How far is too far?

What Would the Puritans Say to Us Now? Learning from Puritan Prescriptions on Preaching

By Matt Haste | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

What comes to your mind when you imagine a Puritan pastor in the pulpit? Long, boring sermons? Monotone diatribes?

The Three Most Important Words I Learned in Seminary: “Textual, Epochal, Canonical”

By David Schrock | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

This approach to reading Scripture doesn’t mean we’ll perfectly understand or apply God’s Word. Scripture is perfect; interpreters aren’t

Gospel-Centered Preaching in Hard Places

By Andy Prime | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

I’ve been in ministry for about ten years. The first half of that decade I preached largely in chinos, a v-neck sweater, and boat shoes. The second half of that decade I’ve preached largely in tracksuit-bottoms, t-shirts, and trainers.

“Thou Shalt Not Steal” and Other Sermon Points I Didn’t Make Up: Some Thoughts on Pastoral Plagiarism

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020

Pastoral plagiarism matters because worship in “spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:24) matters. Plagiarized preaching is in fact a big deal. How do we know that?

Why Mature Christians Need Gospel-Centered Preaching

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.30.2020

In my experience, mature believers not only need gospel-centered preaching, but in fact savor it. Here’s four things this type of preaching does for those grown-up in their faith.

Preachers’ Talk — Episode 3: On “Inebriated Preaching”

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.26.2020

What does it mean to be “drunk in the pulpit”? It means to lean on the Bible more for support than illumination.

Pastoring Amid Pandemic: Counsel from a Pastor in China

By Mark Collins | 03.18.2020

We are asking that God would use what others see as a great calamity to bring about a great awakening.

Expositional Imposters (Expanded)

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 03.09.2020

Here are 12 kinds of sermons that appear to be expositional, but actually aren’t.

Book Review: Reformed Preaching, by Joel Beeke

Review by Mark Redfern | 03.05.2020

Reformed Preaching offers a robust assessment of the core of biblical preaching: reaching the heart of people with the Word of God through the heart of the preacher.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Thessalonians

By Nick Gatzke | 03.02.2020

First Thessalonians is immensely practical and wonderfully motivating. It paints the picture of the grandeur of God and the glory of the gospel. Your church will benefit greatly.

Brothers, Preach Your Heart Out — No Matter How Few People Are in the Room

By Tim Counts | 02.28.2020

Brothers, it bears repeating because we can be so tempted to believe otherwise: the value of preaching Christ is not dependent on the number of your listeners.

4 Reasons to Preach through Colossians

By Trent Hunter | 02.21.2020

Preaching through Colossians is a privilege. Here are four reasons why.

Preachers' Talk - Episode Two - simeon trust expositional preaching podcast

Preachers’ Talk – Episode 2: On Defining “Expositional Preaching” (with H. B. Charles)

By D. Helm, H. B. Charles, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.20.2020

In this episode of Preachers’ Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm, Edward Copeland, and special guest H. B. Charles about expositional preaching.

5 Reasons You Should Preach through Philippians

By Paul Tautges | 01.31.2020

In Philippians, the apostle demonstrates how the fullness of the believer’s joy is rooted in his relationship to Christ—in the event of justification and in the progress of sanctification.