Matthew McKellar

Dr. Matthew McKellar is Associate Professor of Preaching
at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Source of Preaching: The Power of Text-Driven Sermons

In recent years, the phrase, “text-driven preaching” has appeared on the landscape of homiletical studies. One might wonder why such a designation is necessary. After all, he might muse, isn’t the term ”expository” simply a synonym for “text-driven... Read More »

Plenary Session: Matthew McKellar

Dr. Matthew McKellar’s plenary session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Workshop. Read More »

The Preacher Who Cares: How Pastoral Ministry Accentuates the Preacher’s Pulpit

In a culture that is increasingly privatized, individualized and scandalized, the need for preachers to care genuinely for those to whom they preach perhaps has never been so important. Whether he chooses to acknowledge it or not, the manner in which the preac... Read More »

1 Peter Resources for Further Study

Resources for Further Study: Charles Bigg, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude. Edinburgh: & T. Clark, 1956. John Brown, Expository Discourses on 1 Peter. Volume II. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1975. E. ... Read More »

1 Peter 5:1-14

1 Peter 5:1-14 Preaching 5:1-4: “Taking God Seriously” Main Idea: In a church marked by persecution and purification, leaders must be shaped by the truth and sustained by the triumph of Jesus. Understand the emphasis (1) therefore, in light of suffering (4... Read More »

1 Peter 4:12-19

1 Peter 4:12-19 Preaching 4:12-19: “The Truth about Suffering” Main Idea: When you understand that suffering for Christ’s sake is both prescribed and purposeful, you can treasure and trust Him in the fire of suffering. Respond biblically. (12-13) do not ... Read More »

1 Peter 4:1-11

1 Peter 4:1-11 Observations on 4:1-6: Verses 1-3 address the “sufficiency” of past time spent in sinful behaviors. Verse 1 connects the past suffering of Christ to the command “arm yourselves (hoplisasthe-Aor. Mid. Imper.) with the same mind (ennoian).... Read More »

1 Peter 3:8-22

1 Peter 3:8-22 Observations on 3:8-12: In verse 8, note the use of five adjectives related to a healthy/growing spiritual life. Verse 9 addresses the importance of not “paying (apodidontes-Pres. Act. Ptc.)” evil for evil. Rather, believers are to respond w... Read More »

1 Peter 3:1-7

Preaching 3:1-7: “The Message Your Marriage Preaches” Main Idea: When wives and husbands fulfill their biblically-designed roles, their marriages magnify God. Instructions for wives Practice submissive behavior.    (1-2) “be subject” (hupotassemenoi... Read More »

1 Peter 2:11-25

1 Peter 2:11-25 Observations on 2:11-17: In verse 11, observe Peter’s exhortation-“urge/call” (parakalo-Pres. Act. Ind.) and his description of his readers as “resident aliens” (paroikous) and “visiting strangers” (parepidemous). The readers are ... Read More »