Preaching

The Pulpit & the Culture of Your Church

Pastor, here are three suggestions to avoid the pitfalls of a church culture wrongly shaped by the preacher. Can you think of any others? C’mon up!

Crown of Thorns

Believers glory in the cross not just on Easter, but always. C’mon up and here how one pastor encouraged his congregation to dwell on the love and cross of Christ in this homily.

Judgment and Mercy at Palm Sunday

Louis Love shares one of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor’s sermons that demonstrates the genius of the black pulpit stringing Gospel truths in and around issues in the lives of the congregation.

Reaching America’s Samaria

Pastor Bobby Scott explains the John 4:1-43 in light of the current struggles besetting black communities in America. C’mon up and enjoy this sermon.

Women Preachers & Pastors — A Big Deal in the Church?

Is affirmation of female ordination and leadership a denial of the Christian Faith? How important are these issues to the health of the church? C’mon up and join the conversation!

Faithful Over Little

When the ministry gets difficult and tiring, what do you reflect on? Tony looks at pastors of his youth to remember that the Lord will reward his faithful servants for proclaiming His name, not their own, despite the size of their flock. C’mon up and join Tony!

Tell Your Story: Session 4 (Panel Discussion)

“Expository preaching has a great assumption to it — that one is committed to the sufficiency of Scripture.” Kevin Smith leads a discussion about expository preaching with Curtis Woods, Victor Sholar, Thabiti Anyabwile, and H.B. Charles Jr. C’mon up and join the conversation.

Tell Your Story: Session 3

H.B. Charles Jr. demonstrates expository preaching by proclaiming the truths of God from Psalm 113. He makes clear that preaching ought to have both light and heat. C’mon up and enjoy this talk.

Tell Your Story: Session 2

Victor Sholar, pastor of Main Street Baptist Church in Lexington, KY, explains the grind and labor of preaching as well as why Christians must be committed to sound doctrine. C’mon up and enjoy this talk.

Tell Your Story: Session 1

Thabiti Anyabwile kicks off the 2014 expositors pre-conference by offering a cultural and biblical apologetic for exposition. C’mon up and enjoy this talk.

Preaching with Personality Is Not a Performance

How is it possible to preach in such a way as to commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone and yet not proclaim ourselves? According to the Bible, we should preach Jesus Christ so plainly and openly without cunning and worldly eloquence that the people lose sight of us to see Jesus more clearly.

We Need More Gospel in Our Gospel Preaching

Should pastors preach the gospel every time they step into the pulpit? Do people, who aren’t Christians, have enough clear gospel proclamation to understand and respond to the gospel? C’mon up and join the conversation.