Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Deep within the soul of every expositor, there must reside an unwavering commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Regardless of the cultural currents of the day, and regardless of the changing of the times, he must be persuaded that faith in Jesus Christ alone is the only way of salvation. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole Scripture speaks with one voice, testifying that . . . 

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Has God Called You to Preach?

Has God Called You to Preach?

The one who would exposit the word of God must be sovereignly chosen and called by God to do so. This sacred call is a divine appointment buy which one is separated from one's mother's womb to preach the Scriptures. Such a sovereign commission was the experience of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 1:5), John the Baptist (Luke 1:15), and the apostle Paul (Gal 1:15–16). Before they . . . 

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The Preacher and His Technology

The Preacher and His Technology

Technology can be a wonderful servant but a terrible master. Nowhere is that more true than in the area of Christian ministry, especially for the preacher preparing sermons. My aim in this article is to help preachers use technology in such a way as to get the most out of this willing servant, but also to avoid it becoming a damaging tyrant. To do that, we will honestly face some . . . 

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John Owen on the Greatest Benefit of Preaching

John Owen on the Greatest Benefit of Preaching

This pastor has often been humbled during Sunday evening messages when I’ve made reference to the morning sermon, only to be met with blank stares from the congregation. These moments have provided me an excellent opportunity to laugh at myself, embrace humility, and remember that apart from Christ, I can do nothing. Yet they can also raise some more troubling thoughts: . . .

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Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Deep within the soul of every expositor, there must reside an unwavering commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Regardless of the cultural currents of the day, he must be persuaded that faith in Jesus Christ alone is the only way of salvation. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole Scripture speaks with one voice. Simply put, there is not one drop of saving grace outside the . . .

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How Then Should We Preach About God’s Beauty? Wisdom from Jonathan Edwards

How Then Should We Preach About God’s Beauty? Wisdom from Jonathan Edwards

Down to the eighteenth century, pastors and theologians regularly considered the concept of beauty to be central to any discussion of the divine nature. As these pastors and theologians read the Bible, especially the Hebrew Scriptures, they were struck by various places where God is described as beautiful. For example, in Psalm 27:4, the Psalmist asserts, “One thing I have desired . . . 

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A Lifelong Pursuit

A Lifelong Pursuit

Becoming an effective expository preacher is a lifelong process. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once remarked that preachers are born, not made. That is to say, only God can make a preacher. True, but preachers can be developed. One specific way for any expositor to advance to the next level in his preaching is by observing and learning from other gifted preachers. In this sense, . . . 

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