Text-Driven Preaching

GREAT PREACHERS AND THEIR PREACHING: BALTHASAR HUBMAIER

The following article is part of a series of articles that will traverse church history to examine the preaching of great preachers. Editors Note: This article was originally posted on October 31, 2020. This article is being reposted because it fits beautifull... Read More »

FOUNDATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE PREACHING: A PREACHER AND TEXT-DRIVEN PREACHING

The following article is part of a series of articles that will explore necessary disciplines for preachers. As the title of the series suggests, these disciplines act as foundations for effective preaching. I came to Christ my junior year in high school and w... Read More »

FOUNDATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE PREACHING: A PREACHER’S EAR FOR THE TEXT

The following article is part of a series of articles that will explore necessary disciplines for preachers. As the title of the series suggests, these disciplines act as foundations for effective preaching. At some point, you may have heard a real estate agen... Read More »

Where are the text-driven preachers?

I love being at a seminary that fully embraces the idea of text-driven preaching. But who is really responsible for the idea of text-driven preaching becoming prevalent in our churches? Many will see this as the role of the seminary, but I think there is more ... Read More »

Finding the Main Idea

I have been preaching for nearly 20 years. I started later in life compared to some of these young guns right out of seminary. I started preaching with no formal preaching education. All I had was my Bible and Dr. Adrian Rogers’ “Love Worth Finding” radi... Read More »

Dissecting the Structure

In their book Preach, Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert argue, “Expositional preaching is preaching in which the main point of the Biblical text being considered becomes the main point of the sermon being preached.”[1]Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert, Preach ... Read More »

 Why Is Expository Preaching Important?

From the realm of real estate, you may have heard the repeated refrain that identifies the most important consideration in a transaction as “location, location, location.” Over the years, this perspective has come to mind when I think about expository prea... Read More »

Why Preach Text-Driven Sermons

The hallmark characteristic of an expository sermon is that the main point of the text becomes the main point of the sermon. As such there are various models of expository preaching, ranging from text-centered preaching of the older generations to the more pop... Read More »

The Glory of Preaching

Preaching God’s Word is the most important duty of every under-shepherd. Proclamation of Biblical truth is not simply one among many responsibilities of a pastor; it is the responsibility above all other responsibilities. Stated another way, when it comes to... Read More »

Does Preaching Still Matter?

In 1986 Madonna released her single “Papa Don’t Preach.” There was little doubt it would become the number one hit at the time. The only question was, when and how long would it be number one? Within eight weeks of its release, the song hit number one on... Read More »