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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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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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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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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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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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