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Should We Preach Christ from Every Text?

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 … read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Gospel Preaching in the Early Church

(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 … read more »

The Rich Heritage of Gospel Preaching

(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 … read more »

Why We Must Preach the Word, Part 2

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 … read more »

Top Ten Countdown: Online Theological Resources

During the final ten days of December, we will be posting our top ten articles from 2015. Today’s post came in at number 5. This article was originally published on July 17. When it comes to Bible software, I use Logos more than anything else (though I know BibleWorks and Accordance are excellent too). But … read more »

TMS Distance Learning

The past year has witnessed the inauguration of numerous initiatives designed by our president to springboard the seminary into the future. One of our most significant efforts has been the creation of the TMS Distance Location Program. Jamie Jackson discusses the seminary’s new distance location program Here are the top reasons for this initiative… The … read more »