Blog Posts on Preaching & Teaching
What I Mean by Preaching
Emotions and the Aim of Preaching
Here is one of the most insightful and influential quotes on preaching I ever read. It’s from Jonathan Edwards:
I don't think ministers are to be blamed for raising the affections of their hearers too high, if that which they…
It Was the Preached Word that Saved Me
It seems that God has indeed designed that the inspired Word of the Bible become uniquely powerful by passing through a Spirit-filled person on the way to make a dead heart live.
Since, in the wisdom of God, the world…
John Stott on Self-Forgetfulness
Rabbi Duncan Preached to Those Who Couldn't Come
The Bible teaches that we are so sinful we are morally unable to please God (Romans 8:7). It also teaches that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Yet salvation is by faith, and we are called…Continue Reading
Preach What's True and Precious
A word to preachers. Truth and falsehood is a good pair of categories to use when deciding what to preach. Speak truth not falsehood.
But there is another crucial pair of categories. God tells Jeremiah that he must use this…Continue Reading
What If You Like the Preaching, But Not the Truth?
The Glory of Preaching the Bible
Falling Dew and Falling Hammers
Especially on Sundays, preaching is paramount in a pastor’s life. When we prepare to preach, we remember that our words should fall “as gentle rain upon the tender grass” and “like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces.” Such…Continue Reading