Preaching

Episode 20: Dan Darling on gospel characters, writing, & preaching

Dr. York sits down with Dan Darling (VP for Communications at the ERLC) to discuss Gospel characters, writing, & preaching.

A crowd can’t satisfy a pastor, but Christ can

Self-promotion is out of place for servants of Christ, who often turned down opportunities for self-promotion for the sake of his mission.

Episode 13: H.B. Charles Jr. on preaching, pastoring, and trusting God

Hershael York sits down with H.B. Charles Jr. (author, pastor at Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL) to discuss preaching, pastoring, and trusting God.

Episode 12: Alistair Begg on preaching, marriage, and long-term ministry

In the LIVE premiere of Pastor Well season 2, Hershael York sits down with Alistair Begg (author, pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland, OH, host of Truth for Life) to discuss preaching, marriage, and long-term ministry.

How should I preach the genealogies in Scripture?

The genealogies challenge every Bible reader and every expositor, but they also yield the fruit of a greater grasp of the biblical narrative.

Is it wrong to preach for conversions?

As long as there are persons who have yet to embrace the gospel, there is a need for preaching — and not just any preaching. What is needed is gospel-centered preaching that boldly appeals to lost men and women to turn to Jesus Christ.

Should we try to preach like Jesus?

Just as the work of redemption belonged to Jesus alone, so elements of his preaching can only be reflected in ours.

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.