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. […]

#035: Keys to Effective Sermon Introductions [PODCAST]

Welcome to episode #35 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 nine (9) steps to getting the sermon off to a good start…  Introduce something. Place the text in its proper context. state the point […]

On Preaching with David L. Olford

David L. Olford is the president Olford is a preaching professor and leader of the Stephen Olford Institute. The son of the noted pastor and preacher, Stephen F. Olford, David continues his father’s legacy of faithful preaching and training the next generation of Bible teachers and preachers. What God expects us to attempt, He also […]