Preaching Category Posts

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Essential Components of a Good Sermon Introduction

May 7, 2017

Just as a building needs an entrance, a symphony needs a prelude, and a book needs a preface, even so the sermon outline needs some basic introductory elements.  Without...

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The Dangers of Preaching a Passage out of Context

May 4, 2017

“That’s not what I meant.” Have you ever heard someone make that statement? Somewhere along the line their thoughts, their ideas, their intent was misconstrued so that others grossly...

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Practical Thoughts and Suggestions on the Use of Sermon Illustrations

May 2, 2017

The most compelling, heart-stirring messages are those which bring to light the truth of God’s Word in the heart of the hearer. This is the primary task of the...

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10 Practical Suggestions for a Concise and Thorough Word Study

April 28, 2017

The Word of God is comprised of nothing less than…well, words.  The words we read on the pages of Scripture provide the eternal truths needed for this life and...

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The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Exposition of Scripture

April 19, 2017

Preaching is technical business.  Like an excavator who searches for treasure, the expositor of Scripture must have the right tools, the right knowledge, the right methods, and the right...

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Favorite Books on the Subject of Preaching

April 17, 2017

Like any laborer who is worthy of his hire, the preacher of God’s Word must endeavor to maximize his gifts and abilities within the vocation of his calling.  One...

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Practical Tips to Consider When Preparing an Expository Outline

April 14, 2017

A sermon outline is simply the structure of a particular passage of Scripture designed in an organized fashion to help communicate more smoothly the exposition of the text. Plain...

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How Expository Preaching Benefits the Body of Christ

April 13, 2017

Expository preaching, in its purest form, simply means to say what God has already said. Arriving to that truth is the process of exegesis, hermeneutics, and homiletics. To the...

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What the Man of God Must Do AFTER He Preaches

April 11, 2017

Hermeneutics was, by far, my favorite subject in seminary. The art and science of biblical interpretation not only inspired me to be a greater expositor of God’s Word, but...

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4 Ways to Secure the Glory of Christ in Your Preaching

April 8, 2017

In his book, Heartbeats of the Holy, Keith Knauss tells the story of a farmer who went to hear John Fletcher (a devout preacher who greatly influenced the ministry...