Andrew Hebert

Expository Preaching and the Big Idea

Our family loves baseball. As a father of four, one of my favorite experiences as a dad so far has been teaching my eight-year-old son how to pitch. One of the most important things he’s learned is the importance of hitting his target. Regardless of the dist... Read More »

Evidence of Gospel Preaching: The Results of a Gospel-Focused Ministry

In his 1957 crusade in Madison Square Garden in New York City, Billy Graham urged those in attendance to devote themselves to reading Scripture. The reason, according to Graham, was simple: “The purpose of the Bible is to testify of Jesus Christ. The Bible, ... Read More »

Preaching Interview: Andrew Hebert

Dr. Andrew Hebert sits down with Dr. Barry McCarty for an interview to discuss expositional preaching. Read More »

Colossians Sermon Starter

Dr. Andrew Hebert, pastor of Paramount Baptist Church, continues the Sermon Starter series with the book of Colossians. Read More »

Colossians 3:18-4:1

Locate the Passage 3:18-4:1 is a clearly definable unit, marked by the pairing of instructions to wives/husbands, children/fathers, and slaves/masters. This section continues in the vein of the exhortations begun at the beginning of chapter 3 to seek what is a... Read More »

Colossians 4:7-18

Locate the Passage 4:7-18 form the closing words of Paul’s letter to the Colossians. It includes commendations, greetings, final instructions, and a benediction. Identify the Genre The macro level is epistolary. The micro level contains the conclusion to the... Read More »

Colossians 4:2-6

Locate the Passage Serving as the final paragraph in the hortatory section of the book, 4:2-6 is one unit, marked off from the previous and subsequent paragraphs by the type of material contained in it. The previous section is clearly bound together by the pai... Read More »

Colossians 3:15-17

Locate the Passage 3:15-17 constitutes the final paragraph of specific exhortations flowing from the generic exhortation of 3:1-4. 3:18ff contain specific exhortations as well, but of a different sort than those in 3:5-17. 3:18ff will commence instructions on ... Read More »

Colossians 3:12-14

Locate the Passage Like the previous paragraph, 3:12-14 is a paragraph of specific exhortation flowing out of the general exhortation in 3:1-4 to seek what is above. The oun (“therefore”) in 3:12 serves to distinguish this paragraph from the previous one. ... Read More »

Colossians 3:5-11

Locate the Passage 3:5-11 is a paragraph of specific exhortation flowing out of the general exhortation in 3:1-4 to seek what is above. The oun (“therefore”) in 3:5 marks this as a distinct paragraph from the previous one. Similarly, the oun in 3:12 signal... Read More »