Reasons for Planning Your Preaching

In one of several interviews with Alistair Begg, I asked if he followed a strict order of explanation, illustration, and application when preparing a sermon. Begg replied, “I’m a bit of a menace to expository preachers.” Begg is hardly a menace, yet what... Read More »

The Benefits of Planning Your Preaching

Introduction As a senior pastor, the privilege and weight of preaching week after week is a great honor and responsibility. All pastors know this. What we do on Sundays has not really changed through the centuries: proclaiming the gospel, teaching Scripture, c... Read More »

20 Ways to Keep Christmas Sermons Fresh and Innovative

The Christmas story is anything but common.  What God did in the Incarnation was remarkable!  In fact, Christmas has been called both a miracle and mystery.  The miracle is what God accomplished by sending Jesus to earth.  The mystery is why He sent Jesus.... Read More »

Is It Necessary to Prepare a Year-Long Sermon Calendar?

Every Monday morning when I wake up I have the same thought: “It’s almost Sunday.” Most pastors quickly recognize that the rigor of developing original, interesting, transformational, biblical sermons week after week is a heavy and unrelenting load to ca... Read More »

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