Welcome to the fifty-sixth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Dr. Tony Merida about his book The Christ-Centered Expositor: A Field Guide for Word-Driven Disciple Makers (B&H Academic, 2016)

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Tony’s life, ministry, marriage, and his current ministry projects.
  • The problem of biblical illiteracy among pastors and ministry leaders and what to do about it.
  • Weaknesses in young preachers and how they can overcome them.
  • Learn what makes a great preacher/teacher of the Word of God.
  • Learn what is expository preaching.
  • Learn how Pastors and Bible teachers should proclaim Christ from the Scriptures.
  • Learn how Pastors and Bible teachers can learn to rely on the Holy Spirit’s power.
  • Why Pastors and Bible teachers should cultivate a vibrant prayer life.
  • A few the essential ingredients Tony personally find most helpful in his own sermon preparation.
  • Some things to avoid in our sermon delivery.
  • Some keys to pursue in our sermon delivery.

About the Author:

Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC, and associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

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