Mark Dever and I are considering, someday, writing a book together about preaching. In one of the sections of this imagined book, there would be a transcript of one or two of Mark’s sermons punctuated by comments from him reflecting on the sermon. Why did you say that, Mark? What were you thinking when you […]
How do you overcome the Monday morning “preaching hangover”? You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s Word to God’s people the day before. Personally, it has […]
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There is no magic formula. There is, however, a handful of things you can find in your text, no matter where you are in the Bible, that will help you find its point.
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Above all else, interim pastors should do these two things: preach the Word and love the people.
A pastor can make wise use of commentaries and other scholarly helps in sermon preparation by using such tools as conversation partners, not as masters.
How? By spending your earliest and best time with the text itself. Meditate on the text. Pray through the text. Exegete the text thoroughly. Outline the text. Ask questions of the text and answer them all yourself before you consult any commentaries.