Blog Category: Expository Preaching

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 […]

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?

Tom Patton | May 27, 2015

The danger of being funny in the pulpit. 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 […]

How Long Should a Sermon Be?

Brian Biedebach | April 21, 2015

According to at least one recent poll, the most frequent preaching length is 20 to 28 minutes. If that is true, it is a telling indicator about the spiritual shallowness of churches today. Many churches have already done away with their evening services and if the popular trend is to reduce the sermon time on a […]

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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