Category Archives: Preaching
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.
The practice of preaching has depended heavily on the assumption that God deserves our attention. Such an assumption can no longer be safely held.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is difficult to preach the whole counsel of God without incorporating apologetic elements into one’s sermons.
If you don’t commend virtue while preaching Christ, where do you hope your people will turn to see and imitate that which is virtuous?