Preaching and Prayer

Mike McKinley just posted this fine quote (below) regarding the importance of prayer in faithful preaching. Obviously the pastor who prays is not a wimp! To preach the word, therefore, and not to follow it with constant and fervent prayer for its success, is to disbelieve its use, neglect its end, and to cast away […]

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The Preacher and His Pickaxe

Perspicuity. Sufficiency. Infallibility. Inerrancy. These, says Tim Keller, are core beliefs every preacher must hold about the Bible. But once a preacher holds these beliefs with a good conscience, how does he move on to produce sermons that draw his hearers into greater depth of biblical theology, greater passion for the lost and most of […]

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Putting the REACH back in Preach

I recently wrote my seminary graduating essay on the topic of an evangel-driven (Gospel-driven) model of ministry that can help churches steer a middle road between the ditches of dead, doctrinal orthodoxy, on the one side, and numbers-driven pragmatism on the other. The idea that the Gospel should be the driving force behind church ministry is […]

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Ten Convictions About Preaching

Dr. Darryl Johnson, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Vancouver, BC (http://www.firstbc.org/) spoke this morning to the Church Planting BC “cadre” on the subject of expositional preaching. In his presentation, he gave his “10 Convictions on Preaching”. Here they are… The living God has chosen the preaching of the Word as a primary means […]

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My Statement of Faith – Part 8

When I served, a few years ago, as an associate pastor at a church in northern Alberta, I became friends there with the pastor of the local Baptist church. He was an interesting fellow: gifted in evangelism, able to study the New Testament in Greek, enjoyed hunting—a man’s man and a preacher’s preacher. But he […]

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New at Keruxai.com: Audio Sermons

Due to popular demand (actually there were only, I think, 3 requests for this but I thought it seemed like a good idea) I have created a new section on Keruxai.com to make available audio recordings of the sermons I preach. Check it out here: http://historicism.com/blog/?page_id=124  or by clicking on “sermons” from the menu at […]

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