Preaching

Why Preaching Is Primary and the Ordinances Aren’t

By Jonty Rhodes | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

Still today it is through the Word, not the bare ordinances, that men and women are “born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Pet. 1:23).

Yes, Preaching Really Does Change People

By Mike Bullmore | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

God has promised that through this apparently weak and frail means, using weak and frail creatures like us, he will accomplish much. He has said so. He has promised to do it. Believe what God has said.

Book Review: The Whole Counsel of God by Tim Patrick and Andrew Reid

Review by Shane Walker | 03.04.2021

Pastor, do you preach the whole counsel of God to your people?

Baptists and Preaching: Lessons from Sprague’s Annals of the American Baptist Pulpit

By Caleb Morell | 02.26.2021

When it comes to preaching, pastors should heed the wisdom of our Baptist forefathers.

Preaching Heaven to Help Your People Fight Materialism

By Ryan Fullerton | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Here are four ways we can preach about heaven that will help both our people and ourselves put off an unhealthy desire to treat the material things of this life as our ultimate treasure.

Book Review: A Little Book for New Preachers, by Matthew Kim

Review by Benjamin Vrbicek | 12.03.2020

Kim’s book is a short, accessible resource that can spark meaningful conversation among pastoral interns or a church staff.

Book Review: The Heart of the Preacher, by Rick Reed

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 10.29.2020

The Heart of the Preacher is a devotional book for preachers that provides clear, biblical prescriptions for guarding and building up your heart to serve God’s people.

Book Review: The Man of God: Volume 2, by Albert Martin

Review by Alex Hong | 08.20.2020

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.

Preachers Talk, Episode 8: On Planning a Preaching Calendar

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 07.23.2020

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”?

Book Review: Letters to My Students: Volume 1, Jason Allen

Review by J. Josh Smith | 04.23.2020

Every preacher can profit from Allen’s book but it will prove to be most helpful among preachers in training.

Expositional Imposters (Expanded)

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 03.09.2020

Here are 12 kinds of sermons that appear to be expositional, but actually aren’t.

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Episode 111: On Expositional Preaching

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.21.2020

In this Pastors’ Talk episode, Jonathan chats with Mark about expositional preaching.

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

By John Onwuchekwa | 10.10.2019

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.

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.

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