This book provides practice guidelines around preaching. The first chapter focuses on the nature of the sermon (What is a sermon?). The author defines the sermon as the "official, ministerial, public proclamation, explanation, illustration and application of the Word of God written as it reveals Christ to the church and to the world."
Is your preaching balanced? Are there subjects you are not preaching about? This article argues that some of the more stern teachings of Scripture are being neglected.
The greatest tool God used in Calvin was his preaching. John Calvin knew the importance of this calling for God’s people. His preaching was systematic (preaching through every book of the Bible), personal (using language people could understand), theological (focusing on God's glory and holiness), and directed toward the church.
Preaching is powerful, and is a means of grace which God uses to draw you closer to Himself.
Have you ever thought about what it would mean for the church if there was no preaching? Put simply, there will be no one who believes in Christ. This article looks at the necessity of preaching, arguing that active faith in Christ is dependant upon it (Romans 10:13-15). Preaching is hearing God speaking to His people.
Jesus' preaching recorded in the book of John was centered around Himself. Jesus presented Himself as the bread of life, the light of the world, the door for the sheep, the good shepherd, the resurrection and life, the way, truth and life, and the true vine. Therefore, isn't this what we must also preach?
How should the minister view the congregation? How should the preacher address sin in the congregation? The author looks at the way Paul addresses the church, and what it means that the pastor is preaching to the church of Christ. He also looks at the place of the promises of God, faith and repentance in the preaching.
This article establishes that preaching is difficult work, and is not for just anyone. It presents seven key pitfalls that preachers need to avoid.
This article considers why some preachers improve over time, and others don't. The difference lies in the matters of calling, teachability, passion, and the risk of being a fool for Christ.
This article explains that preaching needs to be Word-centred, rather than focused on the preacher. It provides three considerations for building a Word-centred church.
As a preacher what should you do if your congregation struggles with your preaching? Cultivate humility, openness, gentleness, patience, and focus.
Sermon illustration can either draw people into the sermon or push them away. This article offers three mistakes that you need to avoid, and how to fix them.
2 Timothy 4:3 warns that God punishes his people sometimes by giving them what they want. If you want preaching that scratches your ears, you may get it. The article explains.
The article argues that what is lacking in preaching today is parresia, the courage to speak without fear of consequences.
This is the first article in a twelve part series on the topic of preaching Christ. This article looks at the connection between preaching Christ and the gospel from the New Testament. Preaching that has authority is preaching that is Christ-centered. Preaching Christ is important for both believers and non-believers.