Matt Beasley

Force and Conviction in Preaching

I studied Speech Communication in college. Essentially this means I took quite a few courses that required public speaking, generally in the form of a presentation of some kind. Near the end of my undergraduate study, I was able to teach an introduction to pub... Read More »

Teaching How to Interpret in the Sermon

I recently heard of a pastor who began most of his sermons the same way, “This passage is really difficult. I have struggled this week to understand what God is saying here.” Sometimes such expressions aren’t meant to convey the relative difficulty or ea... Read More »

Preaching God’s Faithfulness

Text-driven preaching does not endeavor to place God’s various attributes as a framework of understanding of any given text. Instead, depending on the passage in question, the preacher might find himself with an opportunity to expound on any number of God’... Read More »

The Preacher Who Prepares: Why Failing to Plan is a Plan to Fail

In several places in my academic journey through college and seminary I came across a sentiment variously expressed, “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” To me, this was a constant reminder for the need to apply dili... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Haggai

Unfortunately a great deal of preaching from the Old Testament is relegated solely to well known texts and longer books. The Minor Prophets in general receive little notice outside of the ever quotable lines in Amos, fundraising, and divorce prevention in Mala... Read More »