In and around the shadows of the pulpit, soul-damning dangers lurk.
God requires clarity, not cleverness; doctrinal fidelity, not rhetorical flourish.
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.
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.
If you’re reading this, you’re likely not live-streaming weekly church services during this pandemic-prompted lockdown.
If your church has decided to make the decision to livestream, here are some pieces of advice you may find helpful.
The cross and the kingdom are theologically inseparable because the only way into the kingdom is through the cross.
Any preaching that is distinctively Christian must keep listeners from confusing, or inverting, our “who” and our “do.”
Preaching faithfully from the Old Testament is always a challenge. But preaching faithfully from the Old Testament Prophets is perhaps most challenging of all.
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 you preach on Sunday?
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.
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.
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.
What’s the preaching like in America’s biggest churches? That’s the question I set out to answer.