Blog Category: Expository Preaching

Why We Must Preach the Word, Part 1

John MacArthur | June 1, 2015

For the biblical expositor, 2 Timothy 4:2 majestically stands out as sacred ground. It is precious territory for every pastor who, following in the footsteps of Paul, desires to faithfully proclaim the Word of God. In this single verse, the apostle defined the primary mandate for God-honoring church ministry, not only for Timothy, but for […]

Holy Humor? The Danger of Being Funny in the Pulpit

Tom Patton | May 27, 2015

If there could be one word that summarizes the culture in which we live, that word would be “superficial.” We live in a juvenile, adolescent, immature, superficial society. People live for escapism and entertainment. They spend countless billions each year to experience larger-than-life sensations at amusement parks and movie theaters to avoid having to think […]

How Long Should a Sermon Be?

Brian Biedebach | April 21, 2015

How long can your sermon be without losing the attention of your congregation? The answer can vary, but it mostly depends on how well the preacher knows the text. In short, if the preacher knows the text well and can hold the attention of his flock, he can preach for as long as he likes.

Is Expository Preaching Boring?

Tom Patton | March 31, 2015

According to some recent surveys, the experience of sitting through the average expository sermon is tantamount to being invited to a yawning contest. Many church-goers view expository preachers as odd fellows who stand before a crowd of people and dryly recite abstract references from academic commentaries while the people are left sleeping with their eyes […]

Preaching by the Book

Matt Waymeyer | March 30, 2015

In September of 1982—more than a decade before the rise of the Internet—journalist Allen Neuharth launched a newspaper that would revolutionize the world of print media. What made USA Today so unique is that its approach and design were based on the most thorough market research ever performed on behalf of a newspaper. By surveying […]

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