Expositional Preaching

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.

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.

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.

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 that Aren’t Live-Streaming?

By Bobby Jamieson | 05.01.2020

If you’re reading this, you’re likely not live-streaming weekly church services during this pandemic-prompted lockdown.

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.

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.

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.” 

How (Not) to Preach the Old Testament Prophets

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

Preaching faithfully from the Old Testament is always a challenge. But preaching faithfully from the Old Testament Prophets is perhaps most challenging of all.

How (Not) to Preach the Gospels

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

The Gospels give us beautiful portraits of Jesus; they give us rich theology. But they come with their own set of hermeneutical and homiletical challenges—challenges we must know how to navigate to faithfully proclaim Christ.

How Long Should a Sermon Be?

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

How long should you preach on Sunday? 

Discipling and Developing Leaders Through a Sermon Application Team

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

I can’t think of a better venue for discipleship and leadership development than a weekly Sermon Application Team. And after five years, I can’t imagine writing a sermon without them.

Preaching to Different Kinds of Hearers

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

The preacher’s task is to hold up reality as the Bible presents it, and to ask how it compares to what his hearers have been calling reality. He asks if all the promises that sin has been making to them have turned out to be true.

How (Not) to Preach the Psalms

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

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.

4 Reflections after Listening to 18 Hours of Sermons in America’s Biggest Churches

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

What’s the preaching like in America’s biggest churches? That’s the question I set out to answer.