Preaching the TONE of the Text

Biblical preaching seeks to explain the meaning of a passage of scripture and exhort the hearer to respond to the truth. Faithful preaching is truth-driven. The goal of the preacher’s exegetical study should be to find to truth of the text. The passage may mention anxiety, prayer, thanksgiving, peace, and even refer to the Lord […]

Saturday Shout-Outs: HBC3, Lilly Grove, & Ministry Links

A big shout-out to my son – H.B. Charles III – who turned 16-years-old this week! Happy Birthday, Doc! I love you! It was a joy to preach for Pastor Terry Anderson at the Lilly Grove Baptist Church in Houston this week. What a church! During the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference, we showed a […]

#026: Preaching Without Notes [PODCAST]

This is episode #026 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we talk about preaching without notes. Here are 17 practical steps to take to preach without notes: Determine if preaching without notes is for you. Never sacrifice content for style. Effective sermon preparation is […]

Happy 16th Birthday, Doc!!!

The date was October 8, 1999. I was preaching in Atlanta. I finished the sermon and took my seat. Moments later, Charles – a fellow-pastor of my Los Angeles congregation – whispered in my ear that my wife, Crystal, had been rushed to the hospital. Then he walked away. Crystal was pregnant with our first […]

I was recently interviewed on #TheExchange with Ed Stetzer. We talked about expositional preaching – both the preparation and presentation of biblical sermons. I really enjoyed talking to Ed about the pastor’s pulpit work. Enjoy!

Today (10/6/15) at 3 PM EST, I will join Ed Stetzer on #TheExchange to discuss the power of preaching. We will discuss the priority of biblical preaching, preparing to preach, and topical versus expositional preaching.

Date: October 6, 2015
Time: 03:00-03:30 PM
Appearance: The Power of Preaching | #TheExchange with Ed Stetzer
Outlet: #TheExchange with Ed Stetzer
Format: Vlog

On Preaching by H.B. Charles Jr.

Preachers Who Have Influenced Me

No one comes from nowhere. We are all the product of those who have forged their faith in us. This is my testimony. My pulpit and pastoral ministry has been nurtured over the years by good and godly influences. Some I have known personally and intimately. Others I have only known vicariously. But I thank […]

Book Review: Bloodlines by John Piper

The following is a guest post by Cameron Triggs, Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He blogs at Racism: an explicit or implicit belief or practice that qualitatively distinguishes or values one race over other races.  That simple definition presents a complex challenge in this nation and around the […]

E.K. Bailey Tribute | Cutting It Straight 2015

It was our joyful privilege to give tribute to the late Dr. E.K. Bailey during the 2015 Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference. Dr. Bailey was the founding pastor of the Concord Church in Dallas, Texas. He was a faithful expository preacher, who traveled the country proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. To invest in […]