Category Archives: Expository Preaching

Holy Trinity West Bromwich Carol Service Talk 2011

As we come to the close of 2011, I wonder what sort of year you think it has been? Has it been a better, happier, more contented year than 2010? Has humankind climbed the ladder of progression toward the sort … Continue reading

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The lasting power of Reformed Experiential Preaching: Joel R. Beeke

Favourite books need to be re-read and re-read.  One of my top re-reads is Puritan Reformed Spirituality by Joel R. Beeke.  In this collection of essays, something which makes this an easy re-read, Beeke creates a wonderful blend of biography, … Continue reading

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Why I won’t use the Church of England lectionary

We take our second reading for Sunday morning services from the Church of England Common Worship lectionary, the main reading comes from our own sermon series. Yesterday we read Matthew 23v1 to 24v2 and the lectionary reading was Psalm 103.  … Continue reading

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Oh to speak with conviction

My earlier post on mortification, crucifixion and prayer not only addresses ministry burnout but also conviction.  When I am tired and prayerless I am more alive to sin than dead to it and that includes a lack of conviction of … Continue reading

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Preacher, what do you depend on?

I often feel inadequate as a preacher.    I don’t know if this is because of being dyslexic in a word ministry. It is very easy to convince myself that non-dyslexic preachers must have it much easier than me. In some … Continue reading

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The Archer and the Arrow: a book review

The Archer and the Arrow Phillip Jensen’s gospel outline “Two ways to live” has come to define the heart of what it means to be a Christian for many believers around the world today.  The simple and straight-forward summary of … Continue reading

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Do you preach the real Christ or an abstract and doctrinal one?

In his sermon on Song of Songs 1:7, “Love to Jesus“, Charles Spurgeon challenges Christians to love the real Christ and so the challenge to preachers today is; how do we preach Christ? Is Christ real or abstract and doctrinal? … Continue reading

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Rico Tice on preaching evangelistically

I mentioned yesterday that I was going to a seminar by Rico Tice on preaching evangelistically. It was a great morning as Rico gave us lots to think about as well as examples of how to take people over the … Continue reading

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Sermon writing for dyslexics – mind mapping

This post follows my earlier posts on sermon preparation for dyslexics and exegesis for dyslexics. Once I have done my exegesis, theme sentence, aim sentence and sermon structure I am ready to start writing my talk. To do this, I … Continue reading

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Exegesis for dyslexics – text flow diagrams

I recently posted about the extra stages I go through as a dyslexic thinker when preparing a sermon. Someone asked about text flow diagrams and colour, so here’s an example of how breaking the text down and using colour helps … Continue reading

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