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Preaching the Doctrine of Special Revelation

. . . STAND THERE ON THE ROCK . . . Exodus 33:21 The old spiritual song goes, “If I could I surely would, stand on the rock where Moses stood.” It answers the question of where the man of God stands when he preaches. He stands on the rock . . . that rock [... Read More »

Preaching the Doctrine of the Church: Baptist Ecclesiology

I wore leisure suits to church. That’s right. I wore brightly colored, polyester suits with flowered, open-collar shirts right in front of God and everyone. On purpose! They were still common in my teenage years, way back in olden days. Thankfully, those thi... Read More »

Preaching the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

There was once a lady attending one of those cold-dead churches that we all dread. While the preacher was preaching, she stood up and proclaimed, “I found the Holy Spirit! I have found the Holy Spirit!” Immediately, a grumpy old deacon stood up and yelled ... Read More »

Preaching the Doctrine of Christ: His Person

There is no greater subject to preach than the person of Jesus Christ.  As pastors, ultimately all of our sermons should point to him and help our congregations know and understand his person and his work better. When considering how to preach this important ... Read More »

Preaching the Doctrine of Christ: His Teachings

Imagine if Jesus had been silent. Think of the loss for humanity if His words never entered into the plane of history. Picture the people around you whose lives have yet to be impacted with the wisdom of Christ’s teachings. Let me offer three guidelines for ... Read More »

Preaching the Doctrine of Christ: His Work

Jesus presided over a complex ministry that included teaching on multiple subjects, healing, and raising the dead. But when He defined his mission, He said, “The son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost.” The statement assumes two huma... Read More »

Preaching the Doctrine of Humanity: Human Nature and Sinfulness

When today’s teenagers encounter the passionate teenage love of Romeo and Juliet, they find the plot unconvincing. What was the big deal? Why didn’t they just sleep together and go back to their waring families? Why get married? It is then, that the teache... Read More »

Preaching the Doctrine of God the Father

Oftentimes, when people think of God the Father, they picture a cold, distant, and removed figure. We feel like we can relate to Jesus but not so much the Father. In preaching, we must remember that we preach one God who has revealed himself to us in three per... Read More »

The One Homiletics Book Every Preacher Should Own: Part 5

Deep Preaching by J Kent Edwards. To answer the query of what was the one book that I would have in my library on homiletics, if I could only keep one book, is virtually impossible. There are so many great books out there on preaching by Greidanus, Chapell, Al... Read More »

The One Homiletics Book Every Preacher Should Own: Part 4

Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson Trying to identify one book on preaching every preacher should own is a nearly impossible task – it is a bit like asking you to decide which sunset is most beautiful or which gospel is more valuable. Nevertheless, if I a... Read More »

The One Homiletics Book Every Preacher Should Own: Part 3

Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell I started preaching at age 16 (now more than forty years ago), and I have been in full-time ministry for more than 35 years. I have read many books on preaching over those years, but none has influenced me like Bryan ... Read More »

The One Homiletics Book Every Preacher Should Own: Part 2

Power in the Pulpit by Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix In the latter part of the 20th century, no Southern Baptist pastor was more decidedly expositional in his preaching than Jerry Vines.  I was a young teenager surrendered to God’s call on my life the first t... Read More »

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