Expositional Preaching

4 Reasons You Should Preach Through Zephaniah

By Kyle Schwahn | 05.17.2019

You should preach Zephaniah for many reasons. But the greatest is that it will compel you at every turn to preach Christ—crucified, risen, and returning.

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4 Reasons You Should Preach through Habakkuk

By Jason Seville | 05.03.2019

You should preach through Habakkuk because of Epicurus, Luther, Leibniz, and Jesus.

7 Reasons You Should Preach through Nahum

By Mark O’Donoghue | 04.19.2019

Although it weighs in at only three chapters and punches well above its weight, Nahum ranks as one of the least preached books of the Bible. Here are seven reasons why that should change.

Preachers, Don’t Just Explain What the Text Means—Tell Us How You Got There

By Lucas O'Neill | 04.15.2019

We need to explain and apply the text, but we should also demonstrate how we came to our conclusions from the text.

On Planning your Preaching Schedule

Episode 80: On Planning Your Preaching Schedule

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.19.2019

Mark plans out the preaching schedule for CHBC nearly a year in advance. But why?

3 Reasons You Should Preach Through Micah

By Mark Livingston | 02.21.2019

Just as sure as God used Micah’s words centuries ago, he promises to surely use them now. So you can’t go wrong preaching this book. 

Mailbag #74: The Wisdom of Confronting an Older Pastor . . . Is It Biblical to Call Women “Ministers”? . . . How a Pastor Should Schedule His Week

By C. Humfrey, J. Leeman, P. Newton | 02.15.2019

— One of our elders, a man far older in the faith than us, has begun to regularly preach poor sermons. How should we respond? — I’ve noticed some SBC churches give women on staff the title of “minister” in deliberate distinction from “pastor” or “elder.” Is this practice wise? — What are some principles for how a pastor should schedule his week?

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Jonah

By Josh Vincent | 02.14.2019

The sea Jonah faced looks so small as we consider Jesus standing on the shore looking out upon the seemingly unending sea of God’s wrath.

Reformation Doctrine Fuels Reformation Ecclesiology: A Brief History

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

The Reformation fire has not gone out, nor has the evangelistic zeal of the modern American church died. The Word still speaks—and the gospel still is mighty to save.

Believe in Particular Redemption? Then Evangelize and Send Missionaries with Abandon

Believe in Particular Redemption? Then Evangelize and Send Missionaries with Abandon

By Greg Turner | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

If you’re not engaged in evangelism and missions, then you don’t really believe in particular redemption.

Preach the Bible, Not Calvinism

Preach the Bible, Not Calvinism

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

Do not aim to preach your system with its terminology. Aim to preach the Bible itself.

How Unconditional Election Sustains Pastoral Ministry

How Unconditional Election Sustains Pastoral Ministry

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

The theological framework commonly called “Calvinism,” and the doctrine of unconditional election in particular, has profoundly shaped my understanding of success in ministry and sustained me through the toil of shepherding.

Don’t Ignore the “Speed Limit”: How the Sufficiency of Scripture Should Make Us Patient

By Dave Comeau | 01.28.2019

The Bible’s speed limit signs are posted everywhere, but our focus on numbers and fast growth causes us to speed right by them.

Book Review: The Preacher’s Catechism, by Lewis Allen

Review by Paul Alexander | 01.24.2019

Preacher, if you don’t think you need to read this book, then, well . . . you need to read this book.

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Obadiah

By Clint Archer | 01.17.2019

Why preach Obadiah? Because your people need to bask in the comfort that God will bring justice to those who target the innocent.