reading the Bible

This is episode #004 of The On Preaching Conference, the podcast dedicating to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

This episode is about a practical theology for biblical preaching. To be a faithful preacher, you need to know where you stand and why.

What are the elements of a practical theology for biblical preaching? 

  1. The Bible is the word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17).  
  2. Preaching is not an option (Rom. 10:14-15; 2 Tim. 4:1-2; 1 Cor. 9:16). 
  3. People need God. 
  4. We are ministers of the new covenant (2 Cor. 3:5; 1 Cor. 1:23). 
  5. People are sinners. 
  6. Only God can cause our preaching to bear fruit (1 Cor. 3:6-8).
  7. The church is the hope of the world (Matt. 16:18; 1 Tim. 3:14-15). 
  8. The preacher’s life must not be separated from the preacher’s work (Ezra 7:10; 1 Tim. 4:16)
  9. Preaching and prayer go together. 
  10. The pulpit is the throne of the word of God. 

QUESTIONS: What do you think? What is your theology of preaching? What do you think about this list? What would you add or take away from it? And why? 

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