Preaching: More Than Teaching

Good Christian preaching certainly includes doctrine – who God is, who we are as humans, who Jesus is, and so forth.  The early church was devoted to the apostles’ doctrine (Acts 2.42).  But preaching is more than just teaching a doctrinal truth.  It is also aimed at changing God’s people in various ways (Rom. 15.4,… Continue reading Preaching: More Than Teaching

A Preacher’s Reservoir

Sermon application is a necessary but difficult part of preparing and delivering sermons.  Since I can always use help in this area, I picked up Murray Capill’s The Heart is the Target.  Though I’m not yet finished with it, it’s been quite helpful thus far.  In chapter three, Capill talks about a preacher’s “reservoir” –… Continue reading A Preacher’s Reservoir

Expositional Preaching: A Review

 Expositional Preaching by David Helm is a small booklet that explains expository preaching in brief, simple, and clear terms. Motivated by the ministry of Charles Simeon, Helm’s goal in this booklet is to convince readers that the preacher is “duty-bound to the text” of Scripture.  As Simeon also noted, Helm says the preacher should bring… Continue reading Expositional Preaching: A Review