Category Archives: preaching

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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Book Review: Biographical Preaching by R. Larry Overstreet

R. Larry Overstreet, Biographical Preaching: Bringing Bible Characters to Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2001) [Christianbook.com   Google Books] Reviewed by Doug Smith One of the turning points in my life occurred when I first began sitting under expository preaching. … Continue reading

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Resources for Preaching Isaiah 53

If there is any one passage in the Old Testament which seems to the Christian heart to be a prophecy of the redeeming work of Christ, it is that matchless fifty-third chapter of Isaiah.  We read it today, often even … Continue reading

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Ezra 7:10 – Overview of Sermon Preparation Process

* Click here for a PDF file or click here for a Word document file of this article (4 pages). For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach … Continue reading

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Sanctity of Human Life Resources

UPDATED 1/14/2014:  video, bulletin insert, and more at the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention UPDATE (1/21/2012):  In addition to the resources listed below, a great new resource became available this past year:  the 180 Movie. … Continue reading

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