The “big idea” of a sermon must always be filtered through and connected to the “bigger” idea of the crucified and risen Jesus.
Sermons should be devoted to expounding scripture, not commenting on current events
The preacher must resist the natural urge to rely on their own strength, wisdom, creativity, and charisma. Instead, the preacher must recognize the inherent power available in God’s Word.
In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck…” routine, I offer this comedic tool to evaluate your preaching. Your sermon might be struggling, if…
An alternative perspective by Dr. Michael Duduit to a recent article by Dr. Channing Crisler on the necessity of knowing biblical Greek.
“. . . it is better to have a dry eyed listener who leaves with a firm grasp of biblical truth than a snot slinging, Kleenex crushing, heart-warmed person who cannot even remember what passage you preached.”
Two years ago, a friend of mine from seminary experienced an incomprehensible tragedy. His almost two-year-old daughter—a surprise baby and their fourth child—began having seizures. A day or two later she died. A little girl—so full of life, so innocent—now dead and taken from her loving parents… As a father of three little boys—four, two, and four weeks old respectively—I … Read More
There are many definitions of expository preaching which have been offered over the years, but perhaps the most popular one among evangelicals is the definition of Haddon Robinson, from his book Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages: “Expository preaching is the communication of a biblical concept, derived from and transmitted through a historical, grammatical, and literary … Read More
If I have to hear one more sermon preached from the OT that fails to have Jesus as the POINT and not merely a cute sub-point, I may have to scream.