Furnish Believers With Backbone and Muscle

December 29, 2014Charles Spurgeon, Jeremy Kimble, Preaching

Charles Spurgeon challenged his students to study and preach the whole counsel of God, both the Old and New Testaments. To withhold certain doctrines which do not appeal to the minister or which might be disagreeable to the people would be tantamount to betraying their divine calling. The Word of God must be boldly proclaimed, … Read More

I Will Not Be a Velvet-Mouthed Preacher

September 1, 2014Jeremy Kimble, Preaching

This October will mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of George Whitefield, famed preacher of the First Great Awakening. Several years ago John Piper gave a biographical sketch of Whitefield that offered penetrating insights on his ministry. One story, recounted briefly below, gives insight into Whitefield’s passion in his preaching, for which he is … Read More

What Is Preaching For? Preaching That Fulfills Its God-Given Purpose (Dennis Johnson)

May 7, 2014Magazine-Churchy Gimmicks, Preaching

In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “Churchy Gimmicks: Has the Church Sold Its Soul to Consumerism?”, Dennis Johnson has contributed an article titled, “What Is Preaching For? Preaching That Fulfills Its God-Given Purpose.” Dennis E. Johnson is Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is the author of Him We Proclaim: Preaching … Read More

John MacArthur gives advice on preaching

September 3, 2013Audio, Preaching

One of the greatest (some would argue the greatest) expository preachers of our own day is John MacArthur, the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In the following … Read More

Oliver Crisp on the Preaching of Jonathan Edwards

July 23, 2013Audio, Jonathan Edwards, Preaching

Here is a lecture that Oliver Crisp gave at the Carl F. H. Henry Center and Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on the preaching of Jonathan Edwards. First, a little about Crisp. Oliver D. Crisp is a professor of systematic theology who joined Fuller’s faculty in 2011. Crisp has edited or co-edited … Read More

Martin Luther on the Nine Virtues of a Good Preacher

March 12, 2013Luke Stamps, Preaching

Luke Stamps– In his classic text on homiletics, Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today, John Stott quotes Martin Luther on the nine “properties and virtues” of a good preacher (p. 24).  For those of us who preach and teach the gospel, we would do well to think through and pray through this list … Read More