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Should We Preach Christ from Every Text?

Abner Chou | October 9, 2017

As we think through the Christocentric hermeneutic, we need to take a step back and think about the importance of preaching. Preaching is mandated by God, vital to the church, pivotal in our ministries, and of course then, important to God. Think about the wording in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Be diligent to present yourself approved […]

The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach From Old Testament Narrative Texts

Dale Ralph Davis | March 31, 2017

This summer, Dr. Dale Ralph Davis will teach on how to exposit the Old Testament in the Doctor of Ministry Summer 2017 session. To learn more about the Doctor of Ministry program and to apply, visit tms.edu/dmin. I am a bit puzzled over why many Christian seem to think the Old Testament is such a “problem.” I […]

The Mandate of Biblical Inerrancy: Expository Preaching

John MacArthur | March 22, 2017

Preaching ought to reflect our conviction that God’s Word is infallible and inerrant. If we believe that “all Scripture is inspired by God” and inerrant, must we not be equally committed to the reality that it is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be […]

The Preacher’s Legacy

John MacArthur | October 12, 2016

Yesterday, in discussing Paul’s final instructions in 2 Timothy, we examined the first of five reasons to preach the Word. Today’s post highlights a second compelling motivation. Motivation 2: Preach the Word Because of the Devotion of the Saints (2 Timothy 3:10–14) The faithful preacher is also motivated by his love and appreciation for those believers […]

The Rich Heritage of Gospel Preaching

Keith Essex | April 25, 2016

(Today’s post is adapted from Keith’s article “Evangelistic Preaching in the Book of Acts,” originally published in Expositor Magazine.) Evangelistic preaching has a rich heritage. The first evangelistic sermon of the Church Age was preached by the Apostle Peter nearly 2,000 years ago on the Day of Pentecost. Luke records the essence of Peter’s message in Acts […]

Why We Must Preach the Word, Part 2

John MacArthur | January 26, 2016

Part 1 In the verses surrounding 2 Timothy 4:2, Paul provided his protégé with much-needed motivation to stand firm and persevere to the end. For Timothy, the command was clear: preach the Word; and the calling was deadly serious: souls were at stake. In order to equip him for the task, Paul gave Timothy five […]

Preachers on Preaching

Nathan Busenitz | July 9, 2015

Here are ten reminders for those who preach and teach the Word of God, as articulated by some of history’s greatest preachers. 1. Effective ministry consists not of fads or gimicks, but of faithfully preaching the truth. Charles Spurgeon: Ah, my dear friends, we want nothing in these times for revival in the world but the simple […]

Why We Must Preach the Word, Part 5

John MacArthur | June 5, 2015

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Motivation 5: Preach the Word Because of the Deceptiveness of the Sensual (2 Timothy 4:3–4) Having reminded Timothy of the ultimate accountability, Paul continued by warning him that faithful preaching will not necessarily be popular preaching. As the apostle explained, “For the time will come when they […]

Why We Must Preach the Word, Part 4

John MacArthur | June 4, 2015

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Motivation 3: Preach the Word Because of the Dynamic of the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:15–17) The faithful expositor is motivated, thirdly, by the nature of the Bible itself. He understands that Scripture is no ordinary book; it is the inspired revelation of God Himself. If the pastor desires to […]

Why We Must Preach the Word, Part 3

John MacArthur | June 3, 2015

Part 1 Part 2 Motivation 2: Preach the Word Because of the Devotion of the Saints (2 Timothy 3:10–14) The faithful preacher is also motivated by his love and appreciation for those believers who have gone before him. Like a great cloud of witnesses, the examples of steadfast spiritual leaders from generations past spur the […]

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