Expositional Preaching

What Makes a Good Sermon? Five Questions to Ask

By Josh Vincent | 12.11.2017

Are you sure you know a good sermon from a bad one?

Book Review: Preaching in the New Testament, by Jonathan I. Griffiths

Review by Coye Still | 11.30.2017

While there’s no shortage of books on preaching, few address its exegetical and theological foundations like this one.

Episode 29: On Sermon Preparation

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.28.2017

How long should a preacher prep for his sermons? When and how should he consult commentaries? What’s the best way to involve others in the process?

Pastor, Aim to Preach Simple Sermons

By Jeff Wiesner | 11.27.2017

Faithful preaching is marked by simplicity. And simple preaching best serves others by communicating the point of the passage in a clear and Christ-centered way.

The Church Has Two Missions: Narrow and Broad

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.06.2017

What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”

Mailbag #66: Is Preaching Necessary on the Mission Field? . . . Is “Closed Communion” Biblical?

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.27.2017

— Is preaching required in missionary contexts, or do Bible studies suffice? — “Closed communion” seems exclusive and arrogant. Is it in the Bible?

In Your Preaching, Aim for Holistic Application

By Matthew S. Harmon | 10.26.2017

Although the Spirit is the one who produces transformation in a person’s life, one of the primary tools he uses is the faithful preaching and application.

What Role Did Expositional Preaching Play in the Reformation?

By Michael Reeves | 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church | 09.26.2017

Almost certainly, the most striking practical change at the time of the Reformation was the rise of expository preaching in local churches.

Book Review: Encountering God Through Expository Preaching, By Orrick, Payne, and Fullerton

Review by Robert Kinney | 09.25.2017

If you’re looking for the value of expository preaching beyond simply getting the text right, this book is a good place to start.

Rely on God’s Word, Not on Techniques

By Andy Davis | 09.08.2017

If the Word of God isn’t central to a revitalization effort, no genuine, long-lasting transformation will ever occur.

The Priority of Patience, Prayer, and Preaching in Church Planting

By Josh Manley | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

As you patiently “preach and pray, love and stay,” you’ll find that your church has been planted on fertile soil that bears up good and lasting fruit.

Book Review: Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century, by Aubrey Malphurs

Review by John Joseph | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

This perspective on what it takes to plant a church is simply overwhelming, and worse than that, it’s not biblical.

Planting Churches for Pleasure, Not for Profit

By Nathan Knight | 9Marks Journal: Church Mergers and Plants | 06.20.2017

What’s needed to plant a church isn’t the wisdom of Jim Collins, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Pastor’s Personal Life: A Source of Power in the Pulpit

By Conrad Mbewe | 06.01.2017

The day you lose your godliness is the day you lose your power in pastoral preaching.

Book Review: Pastoral Preaching, by Conrad Mbewe

Review by Tim Cantrell | 05.31.2017

What a joy to see the African church finding its own voice through books such as this.