The Humbling Aspect of Preaching (or: Glad I Must Fail At Last)

I'm very much enjoying this excellent book on preaching: Heralds of God by James Stewart. I'll write more about it later, but for now let me say that if you're a preacher and you haven't read it, you should get it! If you're not a preacher, this is a good one to get your pastor… Continue reading The Humbling Aspect of Preaching (or: Glad I Must Fail At Last)

Preaching and the Lord’s Supper (Vos)

The Christian pastor's duty is to consistently and clearly preach the whole counsel of God which has Christ at the center (Acts 20:27; 2 Cor. 1:20; 1 Cor. 9:16, etc.). Christian sermons must come out of the Christian Scriptures which are all about Christ. And this reality also has to do with the Lord's Supper.… Continue reading Preaching and the Lord’s Supper (Vos)

Preaching…Not A Running Commentary (Ferguson)

In his collection of previously published articles (Some Pastors and Teachers), Sinclair Ferguson shared some of his helpful thoughts on preaching in the chapter called "Exegetical Preaching." (This chapter is also found in the 1986 book, "The Preacher and Preaching" - edited by Samuel T. Logan.) I appreciated the section where Ferguson noted that exegetical/expository… Continue reading Preaching…Not A Running Commentary (Ferguson)

A Critical, Scolding, Fault-Finding Ministry? (Grimke)

Sadly, some preaching is full of critical, fault-finding, and inflammatory themes and tones. Some preachers develop a hypercritical attitude and it constantly shows up in their preaching and teaching. All they ever seem to do is criticize other people and positions. And, of course, sometimes laypeople who constantly hear hypercritical sermons develop hypercritical attitudes themselves.… Continue reading A Critical, Scolding, Fault-Finding Ministry? (Grimke)

Praised for our Preaching? (Grimke)

 I recently picked up this short book called "Meditations on Preaching" by Francis Grimke.  To be honest, I hadn't heard about this book before but after looking into it seemed like the book would be worthwhile to read.  And it for sure is!  It's full of great Christian wisdom on preaching.  If you're a pastor… Continue reading Praised for our Preaching? (Grimke)