The pulpit should not be a place where personal stories, experiences, cultural commentaries, or philosophical musings dominate, but where Scripture is proclaimed, explained, and applied to a congregation.
How do you decide what to preach? How long should you stay in a book? Doesn’t planning sermons several months out “quench the Spirit”?
Every preacher can profit from Allen’s book but it will prove to be most helpful among preachers in training.
Here are 12 kinds of sermons that appear to be expositional, but actually aren’t.
In this Pastors’ Talk episode, Jonathan chats with Mark about expositional preaching.
John Onwuchekwa describes the suffering his church went through—how he tried to prepare them for it, and how he wishes he’d prepared better.
As preachers, we are not only the Lord’s heralds, we are also the Lord’s remembrancers, reminding God’s people of their obligations to the covenant with our king while also calling God’s people back to covenant faithfulness whenever they may wander.
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.
The preaching of God’s Word aims at the transformation of the whole person, and so engages the whole person of both preacher and listener.
Arrington suggests that preachers use videos, props, and interviews to make your sermons more engaging and exciting. But God’s Word alone ought to compel our listeners to respond, not gimmicks and fluff.
The Westminster Assembly truly believed that the health and holiness of the church depended on the regular preaching of the Word.
Jonathan Leeman answers this difficult question: Should pastors speak about politics from the pulpit?
How does a man discern whether he ought to pursue pastoral ministry?
Remember, all Scripture is inspired and profitable for God’s people (2 Tim 3:16). All of Scripture points to the gospel and to the Lord Jesus Christ. So in that sense, it doesn’t matter what text you choose to preach. Preach Christ and Him crucified. Exalt Him and get out of the way.
Mark Dever explains how pastors disciple their people.