Preaching

Book Review: Preaching as Reminding, by Jeffrey D. Arthurs

Review by Juan Sanchez | 05.23.2019

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.

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.

Preaching from Head to Heart

By J. Beeke, P. Smalley | 04.29.2019

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.

Book Review: Preaching that Moves People, by Yancey Arrington

Review by Adam Triplett | 04.04.2019

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.

Book Review: God’s Ambassadors, by Chad Van Dixhoorn

Review by Nick Gardner | 03.21.2019

The Westminster Assembly truly believed that the health and holiness of the church depended on the regular preaching of the Word.

Pastors and Politics from the Pulpit

Pastors and Politics from the Pulpit

By Jonathan Leeman | 01.30.2019

Jonathan Leeman answers this difficult question: Should pastors speak about politics from the pulpit?

Pastors' Talk: On Pastoral Calling (with Brad Wheeling)

Episode 69: On Pastoral Calling (with Brad Wheeler)

By B. Wheeler, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.18.2018

How does a man discern whether he ought to pursue pastoral ministry?

Tips for Lay Preachers

By Tony Merritt Jr. | 12.04.2018

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.

Pastors Disciple Their People by Teaching Them the Bible

Pastors Disciple Their People by Teaching Them the Bible

By Mark Dever | 05.11.2018

Mark Dever explains how pastors disciple their people.

Expositional Sermons Are a Picture of Salvation

Expositional Sermons Are a Picture of Salvation

By Mark Dever | 04.25.2018

A day is coming when faith will give way to sight, and sermons will be no more. But now, we’re in a different time. Now, we still need to hear God’s Word spoken to us.

Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever talk about Celebrity Pastors

Episode 47: On T4G and Celebrity Pastors

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.10.2018

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the sixth Together for the Gospel conference. Does this conference exacerbate the problem of celebrity pastors, especially as articulated recently on TGC by Andy Crouch?

Mailbag #23: Giving Feedback on Bad Sermons; Ratio among Staff and Non-Staff Pastors; Church Covenants and the Regulative Principle; Difference between “Pastors” & “Elders”?

By Jonathan Leeman | 12.07.2015

— How do you give your pastor feedback for his sermons, particularly when they are bad? — Jonathan, why did you recommend that your church eliminate the requirement that there must be more lay elders than staff elders? — Wait a second! You’re saying you won’t do baby dedications because of the regulative principle. And then right after that, you talk about reading the church covenant together as a church. Isn’t that a violation of the regulative principle, too? — Does it create two tiers of leadership to always call staff pastors “pastors” and lay elders “elders”?

Is Your Preaching Tone Deaf?

By Mark Vroegop | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

Faithfulness is not just saying the right words. It’s saying them like Scripture says them.

How to Evaluate Your Pastor’s Sermons

By Keith Collier | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

In the long run, good, helpful feedback will make him an even better preacher, which will contribute to your own spiritual growth and build up the church to the glory of Christ.

A Gospel-Centered Sermon is a Gospel-Shining Sermon

By David King | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

What exactly does “gospel-centered” mean in expositional preaching?