Category Archives: Expository Preaching

I do not think I can preach tonight

I love this opening line of Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on Song of Solomon 1:4, The memory of Christ’s love: I Do not think I can preach tonight. I feel so weary, and worn, and ill. Still, I can talk to … Continue reading

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Down Grading Christ (1)

I’ve begun reading Charles Spurgeon’s The Down Grade Controversy. The following clips from the first chapter briefly outline all sorts of ways in which ministers can drift away from the central wonders of Christ crucified: By some means or other, … Continue reading

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Avoiding neonomian evangelism [updated]

Ten years ago evangelicals would deride liberals for their notion of the spiritual journey. Today, it seems, the liberals were right. The language, or at least the notion, of journeying is now almost ubiquitous. The evangelical trip with God begins … Continue reading

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5 types of Christian preachers

After posting yesterday on revival, I received some helpful comments about revivalism. These reminded me of what William Still wrote in his autobiography as he moved away from revivalism to solid biblical teaching about Christ. His move created what might … Continue reading

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Tim Keller – Preaching to the heart

Here’s my notes from today’s talks by Tim Keller on preaching at Oak Hill. (These talks are now available as MP3s at the Oak Hill webiste.) It was great to catch up with old friends, both faculty and students, as … Continue reading

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Expository preaching with word pictures

Back from camp and France. I read what I’d hoped to, almost, and “Do hard things” by Alex and Brett Harris, more on that later. I was really pleased to read Jack Hughes’ Expository preaching with word pictures which is … Continue reading

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3 reasons for passionate expository preaching

Here’s three quotes from William Still’s book, The Work of the Pastor, where he gives three reasons for passionate expository preaching: anything else is unacceptable to God; dispassionate preaching is the devil’s scheme, people flourish in ministry as a result … Continue reading

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