Don’t Assume Anything In The Pulpit

“You remember the three Hebrews boys in the fiery furnace…” “You remember when Jesus stilled the storm on the Sea of Galilee…” “You remember what Paul said about justification by faith alone…”  My sermons were filled with statements like these, as a young pastor. I took for granted that the congregation knew and understood these […]

#021: Stephen Rummage Interview [PODCAST]

This is episode #021 of the On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. This episode of the podcast is an interview with Stephen Nelson Rummage. A former preaching professor at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Rummage is now the Senior-Pastor of the Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida (near Tampa) Stephen Rummage […]

The Greatest Sign of All

The Greatest Sign of All The Gospel of John was written to lead the reader to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that there is life in him (John 20:30-31). John makes the point by recording specific miracles of Jesus. John calls them “signs.” The miracles of Jesus point beyond themselves […]

Jarvis L. Collier Interview

Jarvis L. Collier is the Pastor of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. We are home boys from Los Angeles. Collier served two local churches in Los Angeles – one historic and the other planted – before taking the helm of the Pleasant Green Church fifteen years ago. Alongside of his pastoral […]

The King of the Jews

The King of the Jews  John 18 begins with the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. It ends with his interrogation before the Roman governor, Pilate. At this point, Jesus had already been questioned by Annas, the father-in-law of the high priest (vv. 19-23) and the high priest him, Caiaphas (vv. 24-27). Now Pilate will question […]

Stephen Nelson Rummage Interview

Stephen Nelson Rummage is the Senior-Pastor of the Bell Shoals Baptist Church near Tampa, Florida, where he has served for six years. He is also featured speaker of the Moving Forward radio broadcast, the author of several books, and guest preacher for many conferences and conventions. I highly recommend Stephen Rummage’s book, Planning Your Preaching. You should also read […]

3 Things I Need God To Do For Me As I Preach

I publicly pray before I start my sermons. I also privately pray as I preach. Can you preach and pray at the same time? You better! Multiple things go through the preacher’s mind as he preaches. I’m not sure the preacher thinks about multiple things at the same time. Rather, the mind quickly and constantly […]