Category Archives: preaching

Theological Triage and Pulpit Supply Ministry

The following article is an excerpt from my book, Pulpit Supply Handbook: Answering Twelve Frequently Asked Questions. I was recently reminded of an article Dr. Al Mohler posted almost 9 years ago, entitled “A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity” (click … Continue reading

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DEAL ALERT: Crossway Grab Bag Deal Through April 20

Crossway has good deals on several books now through April 20 (Kindle editions). Preaching the Cross is a good collection of written versions of the messages delivered at the 2006 (inaugural) Together for the Gospel conference.  Included are two very helpful … Continue reading

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“There’s a Psalm for That”

In our highly technological age, we often assume that any problem can be tackled with a computer program, mobile app, or invention.  And we certainly have seen a number of needs addressed.  I use my phone on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Preaching and Statistics

95% of people who read the first paragraph of this article will not finish it.  According to a study done by the …. okay, just kidding. Seriously, though – have you ever considered why we use statistics and what they … Continue reading

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Tips for the Proper Use of Commentaries in Sermon Preparation

Here are links to the four articles in this series: 1. How NOT to use a Bible commentary 2. How TO use a Bible commentary 3. How to CHOOSE a Bible commentary 4. Where to FIND Bible commentaries

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Free Download: Sermon Log Template

A sermon log can be a great tool to help keep track of one’s preaching history and income for accurate reporting for the next tax year.  It basically consists of a record, based on a given year, of the dates, … Continue reading

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Studying and Preaching the Bible in the Digital Age (Part 4 of 4): Resources for Presenting Lessons and Sermons

This is part 4 of a 4 part series. Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here; Part 3 is here. Several resources are available to help in presenting lessons/messages and in recording them. Presenting For the following, you will need a … Continue reading

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Peeling Back the Veneer of Bad Hermeneutics to Display the Old Testament as a Glorious Masterpiece: a Review of Jesus on Every Page

David Murray, Jesus on Every Page: Ten Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013).  246pp., including study questions, end notes, and Scripture and subject indices.  Review by Doug Smith. The author, … Continue reading

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Who’s Robbing Whom? Some Thoughts on Pulpit Plagiarism

by Doug Smith Is it wrong to preach another pastor’s sermon? This issue is certainly not new, but there has been a good bit of discussion in the last few years concerning possible answers to this question, some of which is … Continue reading

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Praying for Eight Things Pastors Need from the Holy Spirit

In C. H. Spurgeon’s book on pastoral ministry, Lectures to My Students, he talks about eight ways pastors need the help of the Holy Spirit. Several of these apply specially to preaching, but there is much application for ministry in … Continue reading

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