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Why Every Preacher Needs to Know and Preach Sound Doctrine

It was the most watched syndicated television special in 1986 with 30 million viewers. I remember it well. The hype was incredible. Television reporter Geraldo Rivera had convinced television producers that they would do a live following of Geraldo as he took ... Read More »

Deep Preaching: Why Doctrine Matters in the Pulpit

In his sermon titled “The True Aim of Preaching,” wherein he expounded upon Acts 13, Spurgeon wrote the following: Paul’s mode of preaching, as illustrated by this chapter, was first of all to appeal to the understanding with a clear exposition of doctri... Read More »

The Need to Preach Expository Sermons that are Doctrinally Sound

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NKJV) Preac... Read More »

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 »

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