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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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.