Basics of Preaching

An Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of Healthy Preaching


Foundations of Preaching

  • Tony Merida

  • Mike Bullmore

Additional Resources
  • DownloadChrist-Centered Expository Preaching: The What, Why, & HowFiletype: .pdf

    A handout from the lecture by Dr. Merida.

Preaching as Exposition

  • Defining Expository Preaching

    Colin Smith

  • Importance of Expository Preaching

    John Piper, Richard Coekin, & Tim Keller

  • Necessity of Expository Preaching

    Mike Bullmore

  • Relevance of Expository Preaching

    Voddie Baucham, John Piper, & Miguel Nunez

  • Outsiders and Expository Preaching

    Tim Tomlinson & Tony Merida

  • Future of Expository Preaching

    Bryan Chapell

Preaching Preparation

  • Preparation for Expository Preaching

    David Helm (Video used by permission of Charles Simeon Trust. All rights reserved.)

  • The Most Helpful Practice for Sermon Prep

    H. B. Charles, Bryan Chapell, & Ray Ortlund

Preaching Challenges

  • Five Greatest Heart Challenges in Sermon Preparation

    Mike Bullmore

  • Q&A on Challenges

    Mike Bullmore

What are the five heart challenges that Mike Bullmore identifies?
  1. Laziness vs. happy labor
  2. Self-pity vs. joy
  3. Manipulation of Scripture vs. integrity
  4. Pride vs. contempt of praise
  5. Unbelief vs. belief
What remedies does Bullmore recommend to combat these challenges?
  1. Organizational: Establish a rhythm of weekly sermon preparation and long-range sermon planning.
  2. Strategic: Take retreats and time away.
  3. Spiritual: Adopt and employ specific spiritual mechanisms to battle your temptations.

Preaching the Old Testament

  • Can We Really Find Jesus in Every Part of the Old Testament?

    Mark Mellinger & Philip Ryken

  • Preaching through Difficult Parts of the Bible

    Bryan Chapell, J. D. Greear, & Mike McKinley

  • What I’ve Learned from Years of Preaching Christ in Old Testament

    Phil Ryken, Alistair Begg, & Mark Dever

  • Preaching Christ in the Old Testament

    Tim Keller, Crawford Loritts, D. A. Carson, John Piper, & Bryan Chapell

A Focus on the Psalms
  • Jason Meyer

Preaching and Systematic Theology

  • The Rift Between Preaching and Systematic Theology

    Dave Helm

  • Preaching and Systematic Theology

    J. I. Packer

Videos used by permission of Charles Simeon Trust. All rights reserved.

Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

  • What I Wish I'd Known About Preaching

    Thabiti Anyabwile

  • A Thousand Sorrows Teaches a Man to Preach

    D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, & John Piper

  • How Has Your Preaching Changed Over the Years?

    H. B. Charles, Bryan Chapell, & Ray Ortlund

Preaching to the Heart

  • Preaching to the Heart

    Tim Keller

  • Preaching to the Affections Without Manipulating Them

    Voddie Baucham, John Piper, & Miguel Nunez