Book Review: The Art of Prophesying, by William Perkins

Review by Andrew Ballitch | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

Why should pastors today read The Art of Prophesying, a nearly 500-year-old book about preaching?

You Aren’t as Smart as You Think You Are . . . So Manuscript Your Sermons

By Jason Dees | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.18.2015

I’m not as smart as Martyn Lloyd-Jones or Charles Spurgeon, and neither are you. So here are 4 reasons to use manuscripts for your sermons.

Why Preaching?

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.16.2015

Other forms of communication seem more immediately effective. Must we make preaching central to a church’s gathering?

The Value and Challenge of Sermon Review

By Bob Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.11.2015

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.

Hope for the Melancholy Preacher

By Matt McCullough | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.10.2015

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?

What’s Your Point? 5 Suggestions for Clearer Sermons

By Robert Kinney | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.09.2015

The best sermons bring the weight of the text to bear on the hearts and minds of the people.

What I’ve Learned from 33 Years of Preaching God’s Word

By Steve Hussung | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.04.2015

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.

What I’ve Learned After One Year of Preaching God’s Word

By Dallas Goebel | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.03.2015

A good gardener delights in what he plants, and finds joy in seeing the smallest fruit. So it must be for the pastor.

Why Knowing Your Flock Is Critical to Meaningful Preaching

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.02.2015

The ministry of preaching cannot be divorced from the ministry of soul care because it’s an extension of soul care.

Has Preaching Changed since the Early Church?

By Peter Sanlon | 9Marks Journal: Expositional Preaching | 06.01.2015

Preachers in the first centuries preached expositionally, too. So why does their form of preaching seem so alien to us?

Is The Bible Too Complicated For Those Who Struggle To Read?

By Andy Prime | 01.01.2015

The importance of the perspicuity of the Scriptures is the clarity of the Saviour.

9Marks in Mindanao

By Matthew Spandler-Davison | 10.08.2014

It felt utterly inadequate to come all this way to present a workshop on expositional preaching, biblical leadership, and meaningful membership.

The Drama of Preaching

By Murray Campbell | 09.11.2014

What are we signifying when we preach the Word of God to God’s people?

Steve Jobs and the Goal of Preaching

By Matt McCullough | 08.28.2014

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.

Biblical Theology: Ballast for Preaching (Part 1 of 3)

By D. Helm, J. Miles | 08.27.2014

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.