Five Lessons Learned From Decades of Preaching

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1. You never preach well enough to convert a single person. That is, unless you believe that faith is an ability of man generated to decision by the persuasive abilities of the preacher. But I don’t believe that saving faith is a natural ability of man. Faith is a sovereign grace-gift of God which comes…



Five Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Pastoring

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1. I am more sinful than I first thought I was. The constant opening of my heart to self-examination while researching sermons has revealed the twists and turns of sin in my own heart. The result has been a greater thankfulness for our Father’s plan of grace, our Lord Jesus’ suffering for my sins, and a greater…



Whatever happened to the Law and the Gospel?

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When one looks at the New Testament teachings of Jesus and the writings of the Apostles, one would think that a confession of faith ought to have some explanation of the law of God as well as the gospel of Christ. You cannot read the Sermon on the Mount, Romans, Galatians, James, or 1 John…

 

How Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?: Wisdom Literature

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My last five posts have attempted to answer three questions: (1) “Should we preach Christ in every sermon?“; (2) “Why should we preach Christ in every sermon?“; and (3) “How should we preach Christ in every sermon?” I have attempted to illustrate (3) with a Proverb, a law, an historical narrative, and a Psalm. Now I hope to show…

  

How Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon? – Leviticus 18:5

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Credit My last three posts have attempted to answer three questions: (1) “Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?”, (2) “Why Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?, and (3) “How Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?” In this post, I would like to illustrate how we should preach Christ in every sermon from Leviticus 18:5, which…



How Should We Preach Christ in Every Sermon?

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Huguenot Cross My last two posts have attempted to answer two questions: “Should we preach Christ in every sermon?” and “Why should we preach Christ in every sermon?” In this post, I want to ask another question: “How should we preach Christ in every sermon?” In other words, is it possible to preach Christ in…



Why We Should Preach Christ in Every Sermon

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My last post asked: “Should we preach Christ in every sermon?” I answered: “Yes.” The thoughtful comments have spurred me to now post: “Why we should preach Christ in every sermon?” There are two thoughts I would offer in answer to this: (1) Biblical Hermeneutics, and (2) Biblical Example. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Christ-centered expositor 1. Biblical…