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Preaching Pointers from 1 John

I John is usually the first book a budding Greek scholar attempts to translate. Why? Well, the language is much simpler than other New Testament books. John also repeats himself frequently, which leads the translator to a better memorization of Greek vocabular... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 1 Peter

What can be said about 1 Peter that hasn’t been written about for decades? Truthfully, I’m honored to even give additional perspective, and pray you’re bolstered in your craft. To quickly catch us up, let’s look at the letter: it’... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 2 Peter

Cunningly-devised fables.  Deceptive words.  Filthy conduct.  Chains of darkness.  Unstable souls.  Swelling words of emptiness.  Slaves of corruption.  Pollution of the world.  Dogs returning to their vomit.  Melting elements.  A burning earth. The ... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from James

The book of James is one of the most intriguing, compelling, and relevant books in the Bible. Preaching out of it will be a blessing to both the preacher and congregation, even though it has been a source of controversy for centuries.  Its canonicity was, for... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Hebrews

Leaving our theological baggage at the door is crucial to the faithful exposition of Hebrews. This book seems fraught with hurdles that incite passionate arguments and questions from faithful preachers on all sides of the fence. What is the spiritual estate of... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Philemon

The Letter to Philemon is the shortest of Paul’s writings. Even though it is so brief, J. B. Lightfoot, the noted British NT scholar, describes Philemon as “infinitely precious.”[1]J. B. Lightfoot, Colossians and Philemon, The Crossway Classic Commentari... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Titus

“Liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” No, I’m not referencing your church members. At least I hope not. This is the description Paul pins on false teachers who are bringing disorder into the church in Crete, the place in which Titus is ministering. These ... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 2 Timothy

Pastors, how will you conclude your ministry? Will you finish strong? Will your church be stronger once you retire? Will you leave a legacy worth following or will your successor have obstacles to overcome? I know these questions seem problematic for me, a you... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from 1 Timothy

Leadership. For as long as I can remember, the word ‘leadership’ has been a buzzword. Answers to the questions how, what, when, why and where of leadership are valuable and necessary for those called to lead. The importance of successful (i.e., biblical) l... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Colossians

The Book of Colossians, Preaching Overview In the biblical corpus, the book of Colossians is a treasure trove of Christology. In this tiny epistle, the apostle Paul makes much of all things Jesus. Along with other key New Testament Christological pericopes suc... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Philippians

Capturing the Spirit of Philippians is central to its good preaching. What could I say about Philippians that has not already been said? There are certainly others who have delved into book with greater detail and articulated its virtues with greater eloquence... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Ephesians

If one was to pull John Calvin’s commentary on Ephesians off the shelf, one would find forty-eight expositional sermons in a seven hundred page commentary! Well, we are not John Calvin, right? Most of us lack the depth of such scholarly insight. Furtherm... Read More »

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