3 Reasons You Should Preach through Galatians

By Clint Humfrey | 12.06.2019

Many churches build up structures around the gospel that end up undermining the foundations of the gospel itself. If your church needs a major doctrinal cleanup, or if you’re concerned about a cracking foundation, Galatians can be the cautionary tale which your church needs to hear.

Don’t Preach a “Synagogue Sermon”

Don’t Preach a “Synagogue Sermon”

By Mike McKinley | 12.04.2019

Mike McKinley explains why every sermon should proclaim Christ.

Giving Thanks for Jesus’s Gifts

By David Schrock | 11.28.2019

In Paul’s letters to the churches, we find a peculiar focus on giving thanks for the people whom Christ has given us in our local churches.

3 Reasons You Should Preach Through 2 Corinthians

By Travis Cardwell | 11.25.2019

Our culture tells us to play to our strengths. But below the surface, the stubborn reality of our weakness remains. What will we do with it?

What Does It Mean to Be “Gospel-Centered”

What Does It Mean to Be “Gospel-Centered”?

By Brian Davis | 11.20.2019

One of the most common phrases in recent years is “gospel-centered.” But what does it phrase actually mean?

4 Reasons You Should Preach through 1 Corinthians

By J. Mack Stiles | 11.18.2019

Let me give you four reasons why it’s worth it to preach through 1 Corinthians.

10 Reasons Why You Should Preach through Romans

By Bob Johnson | 10.25.2019

John Piper waited until the end of his pastoral ministry before he preached through Romans. I didn’t have that much wisdom, so I dove in.

What's the Biblical Understanding of Conversion?

What’s the Biblical Understanding of Conversion?

By Nathan Malpass | 10.23.2019

It’s one thing to *say* that God is totally sovereign in salvation. But it’s another thing entirely to let that conviction shape and constrain how your church actually does ministry.

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Episode 101: On Conversion (with Michael Lawrence)

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 10.22.2019

Your doctrine of conversion will affect your understanding of what a local church should be.

Content Isn’t Everything — Or, Some Help for the Boring Bible Teacher

By Jamie Dunlop | 10.21.2019

Here are three reasons why content isn’t everything—and four strategies to avoid boring teaching

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

By John Onwuchekwa | 10.10.2019

John Onwuchekwa describes the suffering his church went through—how he tried to prepare them for it, and how he wishes he’d prepared better.

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Acts

By Jeramie Rinne | 10.07.2019

The book of Acts is the narrative of how God’s end-times promises have begun to be fulfilled by the risen Lord Jesus through the Spirit-empowered apostolic preaching of the gospel to all people and the establishing of local churches.

Two Kinds of Sermons that Seem Expositional But Really Aren’t

By M. T. Martens, T. D. Martens | 09.27.2019

Too many sermons focus on the biblical text, but fail to exposit the main point of the scriptural passage under consideration. 

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A Church’s Witness in the Community

By Paul Martin | 09.25.2019

If we focus on calling the unsaved out of sin without dealing with the sin in our own churches, then we will hamper our evangelism and our reputation in the community.

4 Reasons to Preach through the Gospel of John

By Caleb Brasher | 09.20.2019

Preach through this Gospel and bring your people to the feet of the Messiah to understand his identity, his power, his mission, and their own mission.