On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Ben Rogers talk about J.C. Ryle crucified style of preaching, what simplicity in preparing and delivering sermons look like, and what it looks like to preach in a direct style, along with his book, Simplicity in Preaching By J. C. Ryle Edited and Introduced by Bennett W. Rogers (H&E, 2019).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The time period of J.C. Ryle and the man and his ministry.
  • Some of the marks of J.C. Ryle’s crucified style of preaching.
  • How simplicity in preaching affects how we preach the biblical text.
  • What it looks like to use simple words in preaching.
  • What it looks like to have a simple style in the composition of our sermons.
  • What it means to preach in a direct style.
  • How important it is to use stories and illustrations in our sermons.
  • Some of the challenges of application in sermons and what Ryle has to say about it.

About the Guest

Bennett Wade Rogers (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a pastor and teacher in Mississippi. He is the author of A Tender Lion: The Life, Ministry, and Message of J. C. Ryle (2019) and has recently edited and introduced a new edition of Ryle’s Simplicity in Preaching: A Few Hints on a Great Subject (2019).

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