Matthew McKellar

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

Preaching Christ: Is There Another Option?

If a preacher believes that all of Scripture points to Christ and that Christ is the sole focus of saving faith, he has no other option when he opens God’s word. He must preach Christ. If one should inquire whether this profound necessity extends to passages... Read More »

Preaching Interview: Matthew McKellar

Matthew McKellar sits down with Aaron Halstead for an interview to discuss the Southern Baptist preaching tradition. Read More »

Breakout Session: Matthew McKellar

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

Learning to Preach from Charles Simeon

In the history of preaching, Charles Simeon is a name to remember. His view of preaching continues to influence modern homiletical thought in a dramatic fashion. Simeon was born in England in 1759, attended Cambridge and became pastor of Church of the Holy Tri... Read More »

Seeking Simplicity in Your Sermons

To maximize the impact of the thesis, I encourage my students to think of it in terms of a sentence that includes both a subject (what is true) and a complement (what to do). I also stress that their thesis should be timeless and concise (no unnecessary words)... Read More »

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 »