Category Archives: preaching

Preaching in the Advent Season

When it comes to Christmas, some preachers are faced with one or more dilemmas: Should I temporarily step away from the book I am preaching through to preach a special Christmas message or series of messages throughout December? What texts … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to Sermon Preparation

Dr. Hershael York, pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort and preaching professor at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, presented a helpful one-session workshop on sermon preparation in the midst of the 2007 Power in the Pulpit Conference. You … Continue reading

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Do You Preach “Christ Crucified”?

“If ‘Christ crucified’ has not His rightful place in your sermons, and sin is not exposed as it should be, and your people are not plainly told what they ought to believe, and be, and do – your preaching is … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Expository Genius of John Calvin

The Expository Genius of John Calvin. By Steven J. Lawson.  (Orlando, FL: Reformation Trust, 2007), 142pp. Steve Lawson is pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama.  Known for the “Expositors’ Conferences” he holds, this man has a goal. He … Continue reading

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Relevance in “Surprising” Places

I don’t know why I am surprised. Maybe it’s because we often suppose that we have to think of some clever way to introduce what we speak on and beat our heads against the wall to figure out how an … Continue reading

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Church Information Form

CHURCH INFORMATION FORM Click for a free download:  (Word document format) (pdf format). Click here for an explanation of the various elements on the form as well as related questions (or download the explanatory article along with the form in … Continue reading

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What Questions Should I Ask a Church When I’m Invited to Supply Preach for Them? (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from Part 1) 11. Find out if the church has been hearing a sermon series on a particular book of the Bible. Then you can prayerfully consider choosing a text from another part of the Bible, in most circumstances.  … Continue reading

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