Preaching faithfully from the Old Testament is always a challenge. But preaching faithfully from the Old Testament Prophets is perhaps most challenging of all.
Don’t preach the Psalms in isolation—from their immediate or broad context. May God bless his Word in your mouth, and may the sentiments in the Psalms be the heartbeat of God’s people.
I’ll discuss ways you shouldn’t preach historical narrative, illustrating each point by primarily looking at 1 Samuel 4–7: the battle of Aphek, the conflict between Dagon and Yahweh, and the battle of Ebenezer. If you haven’t read those chapters in a while, I’d encourage you to give them a look.
When was the last time you preached through wisdom literature?
This approach to reading Scripture doesn’t mean we’ll perfectly understand or apply God’s Word. Scripture is perfect; interpreters aren’t
Even though Luke is the longest book in the New Testament, I want to encourage pastors to preach through the whole book.
The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.
In our personal evangelism, to what degree should we explain PSA as we seek to make sense of the bloody cross, the vanguard of our Christian gospel?
From the bruised heel of Genesis 3:15 to the reigning lamb of Revelation 22:1, the Bible is a redemptive story of a crucified messiah who brings the kingdom through his atoning death on the cross.
Preaching the Gospel of Mark as early as possible into my ministry may be the best advice I have ever received as a pastor.
Evangelicals prioritize preaching. However, an emphasis on the expositional teaching of the Bible will naturally and organically result in a defined confessionalism
Zechariah is the longest of the twelve Minor Prophets, and in my opinion it’s also the richest, most elegant, and most Christological, too.
Haggai is a hidden gem that brings great encouragement for those prepared to dig for it.
If you’re looking for the words “thou shalt be a church member” in Scripture, you won’t find them. But if that troubles you, let me encourage you to think a little differently about how to arrive at biblical conclusions.
Church membership is an office, too. It’s a job that comes with authority and responsibility.