I do not preach exactly the same way that I used to, and I hope that ten years from now I will not preach exactly as I do now.
How do we learn to live with the fact that no sermon will ever measure up to the depths of our text, to the needs of our people, or to our ideal images of ourselves? What does success look like when you know your preaching will never be good enough?
The best sermons bring the weight of the text to bear on the hearts and minds of the people.
Now, at nearly the thirty-three year mark of ministry, I am running out of life much more quickly than I am running out of Bible.
A good gardener delights in what he plants, and finds joy in seeing the smallest fruit. So it must be for the pastor.
The ministry of preaching cannot be divorced from the ministry of soul care because it’s an extension of soul care.
Preachers in the first centuries preached expositionally, too. So why does their form of preaching seem so alien to us?
The importance of the perspicuity of the Scriptures is the clarity of the Saviour.
It felt utterly inadequate to come all this way to present a workshop on expositional preaching, biblical leadership, and meaningful membership.
What are we signifying when we preach the Word of God to God’s people?
Jobs said it’s not enough to offer customers what they already think they need. He wanted Apple to be a transformational influence, exposing and then meeting needs that customers didn’t realize they had.
Our goal in this series of three posts is to introduce tools of biblical theology so that you might put some bulk in your preaching.
Good preaching will require the facility to rightly recognize both typology and analogy.
The Charles Simeon Trust has created an interactive online course called Preaching and Biblical Theology.