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Preaching Pointers from Numbers

The book of Numbers is typically not at the top of everyone’s reading list. For that matter, it generally isn’t the preacher’s go to book either. While some preachers might preach certain passages out of Numbers, rarely will a preacher take on the daunti... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Leviticus

Few books of the Old Testament confound preachers and laypersons more than Leviticus. The hermeneutical and applicational matrix is difficult but not insurmountable, and the reward is worth the exertion. I hope to provide five pointers for Leviticus. My intent... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Exodus

Exodus is one of the richest and most rewarding books for preachers. The prophets and the psalms reflect its theological significance and spiritual importance through frequent references to its account. The familiarity of the narrative also makes it readily ac... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Genesis

Preachers should have little difficulty expounding on Genesis, a book of the Bible containing larger-than-life characters, world-wide catastrophes, genocide, warfare, and epic love stories. Genesis is a rich repository of powerful truth and practical teaching.... Read More »

Preaching to the Religious Who Need a Relationship with Christ

Mark 2 is a beautiful example of how to preach to religious people who need a relationship with Christ. In this text, there is a growing conflict that will lead to the crucifixion of Jesus. Opposition to Jesus emerges this early in the story of the Gospel. Mar... Read More »

Preaching to the Condemned Who Need Hope

“Pray for me, Pastor. I know I need God, but I just don’t see how God could ever love me anymore, not after what I’ve done.” I hear these words more than I’d like to admit, Sunday after Sunday, as people come for prayer after responding to the sermon... Read More »

Paradoxical Preaching in the Age of Cohabitation

Have you ever considered the way in which Jesus confronted the erroneous thoughts, attitudes, and actions of his day? The master communicator used variety. He loaded his communication arsenal with a plethora of rhetorical weapons to combat the evils of his age... Read More »

Preaching to the Burdened Who Need to Find Rest

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Mat 11:2... Read More »

Preaching to the Spiritually Enslaved Who Need to be Freed

One of the most impactful experiences I had as a young pastor in rural West Tennessee was my monthly visit to our local jail to preach to the inmates. Walking into the Tipton County Jail, I sensed the unmistakable institutional nature of my surroundings. The ... Read More »

Preaching to the Sinner Who Needs to be Justified

Why do we preach? Why do I spend countless hours every week mulling over a text from an ancient book to simply stand up on a stage and deliver a 30-minute message? Is there a goal? Is there a purpose? To what end do we do these things? The goal of preaching is... Read More »

Preaching to the Sinner Who Needs Redemption

No higher calling or higher privilege exists than God’s calling on a man’s life to preach the Word of God (2 Tim 4:2). The calling to preach the Word necessarily entails the responsibility to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ to sinners who need redemp... Read More »

Preaching to the Spiritually Empty Who Need to Be Filled

Pastors are called to feed, lead, and intercede for the church. When we have the privilege to stand before the people of God and share biblical truth with them, we must do so with the greatest skill entrusted to us by the Lord. This requires from each preacher... Read More »

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