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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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