Category Archives: Preaching

Back to Broadus: Why Pastors Still Consult This Preaching Classic

Preaching books come and go, but John Broadus’ work is considered a classic, and it is still in print after more than a century. What has given it such staying power?

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How Can We Preach in An Age of Distraction?

The preacher’s business is with the mind; we have to get people’s attention, and hold their attention, if we hope for our message to make a difference.

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Why the Pastor Must Be “Distracted” With God

The practice of preaching has depended heavily on the assumption that God deserves our attention. Such an assumption can no longer be safely held.

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The Difference Between “Near” and “Far” Application in Preaching

Near application seeks closer resonance between our world and the features, conditions, and situations found in the biblical text. Far application exposes the dissonance between the original situation in the Bible and ours.

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Pastor, Are You Speaking in Tongues During Your Sermon?

Would an unbeliever or a believer unfamiliar with the Bible be able to understand the basic message you are communicating in a sermon? If the answer is no, then we might as well be speaking in a foreign language.

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Free E-Book from The Gospel Project: Christ-Centered Preaching & Teaching

We hope this free resource will encourage you not only as teachers, but also in your daily walk with Christ – that you will better appreciate Him as the focal point of all Scripture and your life.

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2 Recent Sermons on Engaging the Lost

Last month, I was invited to speak twice at The Fellowship of Two Rivers, a church in Nashville. The sermons were part of a series about developing a posture of openness toward those who need Christ.

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The Brainy Benefits of Being Bilingual

I’ve long suspected that there are other benefits to knowing more than one language. The article in TIME interprets the most recent science to show some surprising results.

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Don’t Let Your Passion Miss the Mark

Are we willing to agree with John the Baptist that Jesus must become more, and we (with our preferences, problems, and proclivities) must become less? For the sake of the gospel, I sure hope so.

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The Pastor as Apologist

It is difficult to preach the whole counsel of God without incorporating apologetic elements into one’s sermons.

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