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The State of Preaching in the Southern Baptist Convention

I think I can say that I travel back and forth across our Convention as much, or more, than just about anyone else within the Southern Baptist Convention. This allows me great opportunity to visit every size church, as well as associations and state convention... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Revelation

There is no book in the bible more intimidating for the average preacher than the book of Revelation. It is a little bit shy of 10,000 words and yet these words have the ability to confuse the faithful preacher, not to mention simply scare them away from worki... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 1 John

I John is usually the first book a budding Greek scholar attempts to translate. Why? Well, the language is much simpler than other New Testament books. John also repeats himself frequently, which leads the translator to a better memorization of Greek vocabular... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Hebrews

Leaving our theological baggage at the door is crucial to the faithful exposition of Hebrews. This book seems fraught with hurdles that incite passionate arguments and questions from faithful preachers on all sides of the fence. What is the spiritual estate of... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Titus

“Liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” No, I’m not referencing your church members. At least I hope not. This is the description Paul pins on false teachers who are bringing disorder into the church in Crete, the place in which Titus is ministering. These ... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 1 Timothy

Leadership. For as long as I can remember, the word ‘leadership’ has been a buzzword. Answers to the questions how, what, when, why and where of leadership are valuable and necessary for those called to lead. The importance of successful (i.e., biblical) l... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Colossians

The Book of Colossians, Preaching Overview In the biblical corpus, the book of Colossians is a treasure trove of Christology. In this tiny epistle, the apostle Paul makes much of all things Jesus. Along with other key New Testament Christological pericopes suc... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Romans

So, you have prayed and sought the Lord’s will for your next preaching endeavor and you are at peace that it is a series from the book of Romans or possibly to preach systematically through the book of Romans. You may be wondering if there are key points to ... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Acts

The book of Acts is the Spirit-inspired narrative of the church in formation. If your church is in need of being motivated to carry the gospel to the world, then Acts may very well be the book through which to lead your church in order to experience a divine c... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Mark

The Gospel of Mark is prolific in its brevity, purposeful in its structure and profound in its simplicity. His approach is non-traditional, his narratives are unanticipated and his arrangement is unique. As the shortest of the four Gospels, Mark delivers a jam... Read More »