Three Aspects in the Life of a Preacher

“For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of […]

The Challenge of Preaching Today

“The preacher with a humble mind will avoid omissions and additions. He must refuse to manipulate the Biblical text in order to make it more acceptable to our contemporaries. For to attempt to make it more acceptable really means to make ourselves more acceptable in regards to popularity.” – John Stott, In Between Two Worlds

What I Mean By Preaching

John Piper in a recent sermon “God So Loved the World, Part 2” explains preaching. What I mean by preaching is expository exultation. Preaching Is Expository Expository means that preaching aims to exposit, or explain and apply, the meaning of the Bible. The reason for this is that the Bible is God’s word, inspired, infallible, […]

Confusion Explosion

For the last couple of weeks nothing less than an explosion of confusion has manifested itself in my head. Sounds lovely, isn’t it! The funny thing is that although there is much confusion there is much clarity on what the confusion is about. In other words, the confusion explosion is not an all encompassing confusion […]

Putting Preachers in Their Place

I think I watched this teaching over twenty times by now. Why? Because I want to continue to remind myself to assume nothing, to not agree on the latest fling for the sake of peace and unity, but to constantly challenge myself to stay as close to Scripture as possible with regards to what the […]

Stop Talking About Jesus

I read this story today on the blog of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church. The hurt is so real, but likewise the need for Jesus and the need for preaching the gospel is so real. It reminds me of a quote from John Piper, who said, “The biblical perspective is that the cross is a witness […]

Conversation with J.I. Packer

A short clip from Mark Driscoll’s latest sermon “Temptation from Hypocrisy,” where he uses a conversation he had with J.I. Packer to illustrate that the first word of the gospel is “repent” and that preaching should lead people to repentance. Quote from the clip: “Jesus was a preacher. He was a healer, a miracle-worker to […]