• Why is expository preaching so important? Question and Answer

    2 Timothy 3:16-17

    I could give a list of reasons that I give in talks about this matter, but simply, I believe that expository preaching is so significant because 2 Timothy 4:1–2 comes after 2 Timothy 3:16–17. The end of 2 Timothy 3 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God, and is profitable for teaching, rebuke, correction, and instruction in righteousness.” On the other side of that, built on the foundation of the nature, the truth, the authority, the clarity, and the sufficiency of God’s Word, Paul issues the charge to Timothy to preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:1–2). How a man … View Resource

  • How can ministers ensure they’re preaching the whole counsel of God? Question and Answer

    I would say one of the most important things you can do as a minister of the gospel is, when you preach, preach through books of the Bible so that you’re not beating your own drum. That way you deal with the whole counsel of God as it is set forth on page after page after page. You discipline yourself to address whatever the text teaches. And it isn’t going to be very long when you’re preaching through any book of the Bible that you’re going to have to deal with those issues that touch on the whole counsel of … View Resource

  • How should I preach the doctrines of grace? Question and Answer

    Matthew 11:25-30

    I think, pastorally, one must always recognize that in some of these areas people do not have the paradigms to be able immediately to take in what Scripture teaches. Sometimes they have been taught in a way that is contrary to the doctrines of grace. So I usually say to younger men, or men who are younger than myself, “One of the best things to do with someone you think really is a Christian is sit down with them or preach to them with this question in mind, ‘How did Jesus think about this?’” Because sometimes people think they have … View Resource