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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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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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Habakkuk Overview (Outline)

TRUSTING GOD IN TROUBLESOME TIMES Habakkuk’s Message of Hope I. Take Your Perplexities to God (1:1-2:1) A. with alarm over unchecked sin (1:1-4) (Our prayers suffer when we are unconcerned.) 1. in our country 2. in our church 3. in … 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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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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Preaching Through James: Alistair Begg

Here is a brief biography of Pastor Alistair Begg from the Truth for Life website: Alistair Begg has been in pastoral ministry since 1975. Following graduation from The London School of Theology, he served eight years in Scotland at both … Continue reading

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Basic Sermon Prep Steps – Alistair Begg

Here’s Pastor Alistair Begg’s basic approach to preaching: 1. Think yourself empty. 2. Read yourself full. 3. Write yourself clear. 4. Pray yourself hot. 5. Be yourself, but don’t preach yourself. You can read a more detailed explanation at the blog of “Unashamed Workman,” (a … 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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Acts 16 Sermon Summary

Three Ways God Spreads the Good News Acts 16:6-34 People have utilized many ways of spreading news.  In the past, the Pony Express and the telegraph were means people used to share information.  Today, people use a plethora of methods … Continue reading

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Preaching Through Numbers: Ligon Duncan

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III serves as Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Jackson, Mississippi.  Dr. Duncan preached through the book of Numbers from January 2007 until May of 2008.  Most of the messages are available as free … Continue reading

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