Matthew McKellar

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

1 Peter 2:1-10

1 Peter 2:1-10 Observations on 2:1-3: In verse 1, note the phrase “having put aside” (apothemenoi)-Aor. Mid. Ptc. and connect it back to the command to love in 1:22. Moving forward, subordinate it to the command to “long for/crave” in verse 2. Then, pa... Read More »

1 Peter 1:13-25

1 Peter 1:13-25 Observations on 1:13-16: In verse 13, subordinate two key participles (“having girded up”-anazosamenoi-Aor. Mid. Ptc. and “being sober-minded”-nephontes-Pres. Act. Ptc.) to the first imperative which occurs in 1 Peter (“set hope”-el... Read More »

1 Peter 1:1-12

1 Peter 1:1-12 Observations on 1:1-2: elect (eklektois), exiles (parepidemois), dispersion (diasporas), foreknowledge (prognosin), sanctification (hagiasmo), obedience (hupakoen), “sprinkling” points to sacrifice, “… peace be multiplied…” (optative... Read More »

1 Peter Introduction

Overview of Background/Setting The emphasis of the epistle on the pilgrim posture stresses the distinctiveness of the Christian lifestyle and the allegiance of the saints to a city “whose builder and maker is God.” But Christian pilgrims are not “just a ... Read More »

Breakout Session: Matthew McKellar

Matthew McKellar’s breakout session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

The Refreshment That Pauses

Dr. Matthew McKellar’s The Refreshment that Pauses lecture at the 2017 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop – Preaching the Book of Philemon. Read More »

Preaching Interview: Matthew McKellar

Dr. Matthew McKellar sits down with Dr. Barry McCarty for an interview to discuss Southern Baptist preaching. Read More »

Galatians Sermon Starter

Dr. Matthew McKellar, Associate Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, continues the Sermon Starter series with the book of Galatians. Read More »

Galatians 6:11-18

Locate the Passage 6:11-18 is the last preaching unit of the letter and contains a final warning followed by a benediction. Identify the Genre The macro level is epistolary. The micro level is expository hortatory. There are two imperative commands in the pass... Read More »

Galatians 6:1-10

Locate the passage 6:1-10 is the first preaching unit in the final chapter of Galatians. Identify the Genre The macro level is epistolary. The micro level is expository/hortatory. This passage contains six key commands. Determine the Structure of the Passage O... Read More »