Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
The Relationship Between Preaching and Counseling
The Relationship Between Preaching and Counseling

The Relationship Between Preaching and Counseling

“I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house” (Acts 20:20). Many pastors are reluctant to counsel. Some fear that individual counseling will interfere with the primacy of their...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Trendiness, Busyness, and Biblical Illiteracy An Interview with Andreas Köstenberger
Trendiness, Busyness, and Biblical Illiteracy An Interview with Andreas Köstenberger

Trendiness, Busyness, and Biblical Illiteracy An Interview with Andreas Köstenberger

Dr. Andreas Köstenberger is the founder of Biblical Foundations™ and Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. T4L: Thank you very much for...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Let No Man Despise Your Youth: Pastoral Reflections of a Young Pastor
Let No Man Despise Your Youth: Pastoral Reflections of a Young Pastor

Let No Man Despise Your Youth: Pastoral Reflections of a Young Pastor

In November 2013, my life changed: I was called by a normative sized local church, with an average age of 70, to be their pastor at the age of 25. My wife and I were the youngest in the church by nearly 20 years. To put this in perspective: The only...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Recommended Books on Biography, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, and Preaching
Recommended Books on Biography, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, and Preaching

Recommended Books on Biography, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, and Preaching

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been discussing the primary place of expository preaching for the life and health of the local church. From attacks on the Word of God, to essential biblical doctrines, there are a lot of issues that relate to and...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Answering Two Important Questions About Expository Preaching
Answering Two Important Questions About Expository Preaching

Answering Two Important Questions About Expository Preaching

Many people today hear preachers talking about preaching, and they get lost in the fog of ambiguous theological language. When a congregation hears a pastor reference expository preaching, often there are members in attendance who have no idea what...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
The Importance of Preaching in the Christian Life
The Importance of Preaching in the Christian Life

The Importance of Preaching in the Christian Life

Recently I’ve noticed a trend among some Christians who don’t regularly attend church, as well as those who do attend regularly, but suggest that they don’t need to hear a sermon weekly because they’ve “moved” past that stage of their Christian life. I...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Reading and Interpreting the Old Testament An Interview with Jason DeRouchie
Reading and Interpreting the Old Testament An Interview with Jason DeRouchie

Reading and Interpreting the Old Testament An Interview with Jason DeRouchie

Jason DeRouchie (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis and an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church. His resource website is...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Christians and the Public Square: The Necessity of Apologetics in the Marketplace of Ideas
Christians and the Public Square: The Necessity of Apologetics in the Marketplace of Ideas

Christians and the Public Square: The Necessity of Apologetics in the Marketplace of Ideas

Acts 17:16-34 is a model of the Great Commission proclamation, matched to an apologetic in defense of Christian truth. In that passage, Paul is standing at the center of apologetic ministry in the first-century city of Athens. Athens was the most intellectually...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Biblical Counseling: A Ministry to Serve and Shepherd
Biblical Counseling: A Ministry to Serve and Shepherd

Biblical Counseling: A Ministry to Serve and Shepherd

In the past five years, as more and more books have come out on biblical counseling topics, I have consumed more and more on this subject. The result of this reading has been the opening of my eyes to the need for biblical counseling in the local...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Five Lessons I’ve Learned From the Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Five Lessons I’ve Learned From the Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Five Lessons I’ve Learned From the Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

I owe more to the ministry of Martyn Lloyd-Jones than I can put into words. In what follows, I will try to summarize some of the most life-changing lessons I have learned from his preaching. Preach the Word Dr. Lloyd-Jones practiced expository preaching...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Five Benchmarks for Making Sure You Are Preaching God’s Word (And Not Your Ideas)
Five Benchmarks for Making Sure You Are Preaching God’s Word (And Not Your Ideas)

Five Benchmarks for Making Sure You Are Preaching God’s Word (And Not Your Ideas)

“I charge thee in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the quick and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom; preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” (2...

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Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church
Charles Spurgeon and A Theology of the Holy Spirit In Preaching
Charles Spurgeon and A Theology of the Holy Spirit In Preaching

Charles Spurgeon and A Theology of the Holy Spirit In Preaching

Charles H. Spurgeon’s understanding of the connection between the Holy Spirit, prayer, and preaching can be paradigm shifting. His understanding of the connection between preaching and the ministry of the Holy Spirit is not new, but it does need to be...

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