You Should Never Have Fun Until You Have Finished Your Work

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Grateful for Cutting It Straight 2016 Sponsors

The 2016 Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference if now a month away. And I am grateful for all of our guest speakers, hardworking staff, and faithful volunteers who will serve us during this year’s conference. I am especially grateful for our ministry friends  who have supported and sponsored Cutting It Straight this year. We […]

#038: Keys to Effective Sermon Outlines [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #38 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I want to talk to you about basic keys to effective sermon outlines. Here are ten practical tips to help you be more effective in developing sermon outlines… Let the text […]

A Prayer for the New School Year

Our Father in heaven, We praise you that we can call you our Father in heaven, because of the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank you for every act of love, grace, mercy, kindness and favor you have bestowed upon us. And we thank you for watching over our children and […]

#037: Helpful Hints for Guest Preachers [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #37 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I want to talk to you about the advice you would give a guest preacher…  Be clear about the pastor’s expectations. Respect the occasion. Observe time limits. Avoid controversial subjects. Say, thank you. […]

Cutting It Straight 2016 Speakers

I am excited about the 2016 Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference. It will take place on the campus of the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville (FL), September 20-22, 2016. Cutting It Straight is primarily a preaching conference. Our goal is to train, model, and promote text-driven teaching and preaching. Robert Smith Jr. teaches […]

Hensworth W.C. Jonas Interview

Hensworth W.C. Jonas is the Presiding Elder of the Eastern Caribbean Baptist Mission in Antigua and Barbuda. The ECBM consists of three local churches: Central Baptist Church, Tyrell’s Baptist Church, and Covenant Baptist Church. Jonas is also the Principle of the Baptist Academy, a leading school on the islands that educates from kindergarten through high school. […]

#036: Keys to Effective Sermon Conclusions [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #36 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I want to talk to you about seven (7) steps to concluding your sermon…  Give a true conclusion. Only conclude once. Know your destination. Review the message. Issue a call to action. […]