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Preaching

4 strategies for dealing with textual variants in your preaching

If you preach long enough, you’ll encounter textual variants. Here’s what you should know when you do.

Episode 9: Bob Russell on preaching, pastoring, and ministry that endures

Dr. York sits down with Bob Russell (author, former pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY) to discuss preaching, pastoring, and ministry that endures.

Episode 7: Singleness, same-sex attraction, and preaching with Sam Allberry

Dr. York sits down with author, pastor, and speaker Sam Allberry to discuss singleness, same-sex attraction, and preaching.

Episode 6: Preaching, theology, and writing with Thomas Schreiner

Dr. York sits down with Dr. Thomas Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology and Associate Dean of the School of Theology, to discuss preaching, theology, and writing.

Puny preachers and subpar sermons are a gift from the Lord

A sermon is not primarily an exercise in rhetorical skill. Instead, it is a proclamation of Christ’s finished work with implications for holy living.

Episode 4: Church planting, prayer, and preaching with John Onwuchekwa

In episode 4 of the Pastor Well podcast, Dr. York sits down with John Onwuchekwa — Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia — to discuss church planting, prayer, and preaching.

Expository preaching is good for the preacher

Expository preaching takes the whole burden off the preacher and places it where it belongs: on the Word of God. It is the Word’s job to feed the sheep. As the preacher, I just set the table.

The danger of preaching biblical truth, yet missing Christ

When ethical and moral imperatives are proclaimed as sufficient, even abstracted from Jesus, the result is a crossless Christianity in which the central message becomes an exhortation to live according to God’s rules.

What is a bad sermon and how do I recover from preaching one?

Pastor, you are a Christian first. If you did not carry out your calling effectively, rest in the finished work of Christ and in the knowledge that you are a child of God by faith alone.

Center your preaching on Spurgeon’s 3 R’s

Spurgeon called the 3 R’s “three doctrines that must be preached above all else,” and they draw from three different chapters of Scripture that “deal with the things in the fullest manner:” Genesis 3:14-15 (Ruin), Romans 3:21-26 (Redemption), John 3:1-8 (Regeneration). Why do I think it makes a good preaching or evangelism method? Because each of…

Why it’s not enough for your sermon to be truthful

Sermons must be accurate and eloquent. Pointing people to Christ through proclaiming the Scripture demands committed excellence in every way from every fiber of our being.

5 questions to ask before preaching any sermon

There are many more questions we could ask of our sermons, but these five get to the heart of biblical preaching.

Should a pastor use Greek and Hebrew in his sermon?

5 steps to using Greek and Hebrew in your sermons (without boring your church)