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Posts Categorized: Expository Preaching

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

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 … read more »

The Mandate of Biblical Inerrancy: Expository Preaching

This July, Dr. John MacArthur will teach on the doctrinal foundations of expository preaching in the fall 2017 session of the Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching program. To learn more and to apply, visit tms.edu/dmin. Preaching ought to reflect our conviction that God’s Word is infallible and inerrant. If we believe that “all Scripture is … read more »

Ten Reminders for Preachers

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 … read more »

The Bible Expositor’s Handbook

We are pleased to announce the release of The Bible Expositor’s Handbook by Dr. Greg Harris, Professor of Bible Exposition at The Master’s Seminary. Here is a brief description of this important work: The Bible Expositor’s Handbook of the Old Testament provides a thorough introduction to the attitudes and practices required to deeply understand the message … read more »

New Book by Professor Scott Bashoor

We are pleased to announce that B & H Academic has just released a digital edition of a new book by Prof. Scott Bashoor, Visual Outline Charts of the New Testament (VOCNT). VOCNT is a collection of 70 full color, full page charts showing the structure and content of each New Testament book. This timely … read more »

Fame vs. Faithfulness

Today concludes our series highlighting five compelling motivations to preach the Word. 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 … read more »

Where Duty and Privilege Meet

Over the past few days, in looking at Paul’s words to Timothy in 2 Timothy, we have considered two compelling motivations to preach the Word. Today, we will consider two more: 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 … read more »

The Preacher’s Legacy

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 … read more »

Preaching in the Face of Danger

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 compelling reasons … read more »

The Call to Preach the Word

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 … read more »