Sermon Preparation

Episode 29: On Sermon Preparation

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.28.2017

How long should a preacher prep for his sermons? When and how should he consult commentaries? What’s the best way to involve others in the process?

Book Review: The Heart Is the Target, by Murray Capill

Review by David Sunday | 12.29.2014

Every preacher should read at least one stimulating book on preaching per year. If this one became your choice in 2015, your church would be well-served and grateful.

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.

Preaching to Women Who Work in the Home

By Bari Nichols | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Christians for the Workplace | 03.08.2013

To care well for the women in your church who work in the home, remember their curse, their context, and their culture.

Book Review: How Sermons Work, by David Murray

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

How Sermon’s Work is slender enough to be used by the untrained and provocative enough to stimulate healthy discussion among more experienced preachers.