Evangelistic Preaching

The Response of Preaching: Why the Invitation Matters

On November 14, 2011, a sincere husband and wife approached me after my Contemporary Evangelism class to present a serious request. They asked, “Dr. Queen, we are the only Christians in both of our families of origin. When we go home for Thanksgiving Break, ... Read More »

Preaching and Evangelism

“Preach the Word…do the work of an evangelist.” (2 Timothy 4:2, 5) These imperatives are as vital today as when Paul spoke them to Timothy. You may not consider yourself an evangelist. It is not my office or particular gifted strength. However, I am stil... Read More »

Awaiting Gospel Preaching: Should Church Members Expect the Gospel in Every Sermon

If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time, then you know there are some times that we just get it wrong. We exegete a text wrongly, use a joke that is not helpful or even distracts, or we jump on a “soap-box” and go in a direction that has nothin... Read More »

Preaching Christ: What is Evangelistic Preaching?

By asking a what Question, our blog hosts have narrowed my subject to a definitional issue. Let’s then pursue a definition of evangelistic preaching. Such a definition certainly includes the evangelistic message and purpose, but it also emulates the activity... Read More »

Is Evangelistic Preaching Christ-Centered?

In the children’s Bible we read to our children at night, Sally Lloyd Jones rightly says, “The Bible isn’t mainly about you and what you should be doing. It’s about God and what He has done.” This simple statement defines the crux of a Christ-centere... Read More »

Is Christ-Centered Preaching Evangelistic?

“Is Christ-centered preaching evangelistic?” I must admit that I was a bit confused when a fellow student posed the question in a PhD seminar. The question seemed out of place and presumed a false dichotomy exists between Christ-centered preaching and evan... Read More »

The Preacher as Evangelist: Evangelistic Preaching

Some things go together – a boy and his bicycle, a little girl and her doll, and a bride and her groom. Preaching and evangelism are like these – they logically go together. Jesus was a preacher. We read in Mark 1:14, “Jesus came…preaching.” Jesus Hi... Read More »

Preaching for a Response: The Preacher as a Soul-Winner

Pastor Phillips Brooks once said, “Do not stoop to be a king when God has called you to be a preacher.”   What greater honor could God bestow upon a mortal man than to be a herald of the life saving, grace gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The ... Read More »

Giving an Evangelistic Invitation

It is not uncommon to find preachers that have abandoned the traditional “come forward” invitation at the end of their sermons. There are various reasons they have jettisoned this kind of invitation in favor of something different or, in some cases, in fav... Read More »

Evangelistic Preaching

Some things go together – a boy and his bicycle, a little girl and her doll, and a bride and her groom. Preaching and evangelism are like these – they logically go together. Jesus was a preacher. We read in Mark 1:14, “Jesus came…preaching.” Jesus Hi... Read More »