Preaching

Episode 47: Invitations at the End of Sermons

In this episode, Hershael York talks about how to incorporate a gospel invitation into each sermon without manipulating a congregation.

Getting America’s Most Famous (Or Infamous) Sermon Right

The God of Edwards was not a tyrant or unfair. But he is holy. And thankfully, he is slow to anger.

Episode 39: Preaching Secondary and Tertiary Issues

In this episode, Hershael York explains how a pastor should approach second and third tier theological issues from the pulpit.

5 Puritan Prescriptions for Gospel-Centered Preaching

Puritans weren’t content merely to defend doctrine from the pulpit; they sought to apply truth in the pews by engaging the hearts of their hearers.

“The Word Did It All”: The Necessity of Preaching According to the Protestant Reformers

The common thread from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries was the faithful, clear, passionate preaching of God’s Word combined with holding fast to the doctrine of justification by faith alone.

Bookstore Events: Jonathan Pennington “Small Preaching”

Jonathan T. Pennington discusses his new book, Small Preaching: 25 Little Things You Can Do Now to Make You a Better Preacher.

Do Facts Care about Your Feelings?

Feelings and facts work together because our feelings, when properly ordered, perfectly align with truth.

Brother Pastor, Take Up and Read

God communicated to us through a book, through the written word, and, therefore, he expects us to read.

Opposition Is Coming, Pastor. How Will You Handle It?

The Holy Spirit works through the preaching of the Word to accomplish far more than a pastor will ever know, even in opposition.

Luther’s Dying Words are True: We are Beggars.

We’re beggars because the words of man will never fill our spiritual appetite. We need food from heaven. We need to hear from God.

How Should I Preach Chiasms?

As you grow in your appreciation for the beauty of the Scriptures, may your preaching reflect the glory of God, to the praise of his great name among his people.

What must an elder be if he is “apt to teach”?

If we’re honest, every Christian would rather have a faithful preacher who occasionally mumbles words and gets lost in his notes than a shallow, captivating one.

Am I Preaching Moralism When I Preach Character Sketches from the OT?

In nearly 30 years of preaching through the Old Testament regularly, I’ve enjoyed helping God’s people see that he teaches some of his greatest truths through biography.

Why we need faithful preaching—even when it doesn’t seem to apply to us

If you want to be trained, mature, and ready for the good works God’s prepared for you to do each day, learn his Word well—even when it feels like he’s talking to someone else.

Preacher, watch your tone in the pulpit

The orality of preaching makes it a more powerful medium than writing.

The ministry goal no one talks about

I seriously doubt that I will ever see someone else complete the exposition of the New Testament in such a thorough way to one local church ever again. But I hope you’d consider making it your goal.

3 ways misguided biblical theology leads to misguided sermons

Faithful sermons exposit the text, and faithful exposition takes into account the text’s literary, historical, covenantal, and ultimately canonical context.

Episode 33: Clint Pressley discusses preaching and pastoring in North Carolina.

Dr. York sits down with Clint Pressley (senior pastor, Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC) to discuss preaching and pastoring in North Carolina.