Deron J. Biles

Dr. Deron Biles is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral Studies, School of Preaching, Fort Worth Campus

Preaching the Old Testament, Pt. 2: Why You Shouldn’t Avoid It

In light of the previous post in this series, I know that there are obstacles to preaching the Old Testament, but we need to be careful here. Failure to preach the Old Testament can adversely impact its perceived relevance. Avoiding the Old Testament in our pr... Read More »

Preaching the Old Testament, Pt. 1: Why So Many Preachers Avoid It

I thought I was reading an article about preaching. But what actually came up on my recent internet search turned out to be a piece on why computer users don’t use a particular operating system. The writer claimed, “People come up with all of these reasons... Read More »

Breakout Session: Deron Biles

Deron Biles’s breakout session at the 2019 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Breakout Session: Deron Biles

Deron Biles’s breakout session at the 2019 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Learning to Preach from Alexander Maclaren

How God uses who God uses is up to Him.  I have long since given up bemoaning gifts God has not given me. Our job is simply to be faithful with what God has given us everywhere He may lead us. Have you ever marveled at God’s grace in your life? The story of... Read More »

Preaching with Theological Clarity

The National Review carried an article recently which quoted Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tom Perez, complaining that voters are being “Influenced By The ‘Pulpit On Sunday.’”  My initial response was “Hhmm … I hope so!”  Fran... Read More »

Nehemiah Introduction

Rise up and Build The title is taken from Neh. 2:18. It is the response of the people to Nehemiah’s challenge to them in 2:17.  Nehemiah exhorted the people, “let’s rise up and build. And the people responded, “Let us rise up and build.”  The overa... Read More »

Nehemiah Sermon Structures

The Nehemiah Sermon Structures were written by Dr. Deron Biles, is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral S... Read More »

Nehemiah 13:1–28

Context of the Passage: As the people continued to read God’s Word, they found additional areas where they had failed in their relationship with Him.  Chapter 13 records that after 12 years in Jerusalem, Nehemiah returned to his post in the Persian court. H... Read More »

Nehemiah 11:1–12:47

A Ministry of Gratitude Context of the Passage: These chapters describes Nehemiah’s efforts to restore Jerusalem as the Holy City for the Jewish people.  They list those who repopulated the city, describe the celebration of the dedication of the wall, and t... Read More »