18 Tips for Public Reading of Scripture

  Download this article (PDF) The early church followed the Jewish synagogue's regular reading of Scriptures on their weekly assemblies. Their worship services were in two main parts: The Service of the Word and … [Read more...]

The Righteous and the Wicked (Psalm 1)

The psalms are an extremely important part of the church: prayers, songs, emotions, and doctrine. During the early church and the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, the Psalms were almost exclusively sung in the … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons Why We Don’t Have Testimonies in Worship

  Read companion article: "Why We Don't Have Altar Calls in Our Church" The recent appearance of Nick Vujicic at a Manila megachurch brought again to the forefront the power of a testimony to draw big, adoring … [Read more...]

The Three Marks of a True Minister of the Gospel

Ananias Laying Hands on Paul

The Servant Who Preaches Colossians 1:24-29 (text) July 8, 2012 In three previous sermons in this series on the doctrine of preaching, I have mentioned that the qualifications most-often required of pastors today … [Read more...]

“Warning and Teaching Everyone with All Wisdom”

  The How of Preaching Can you imagine Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel or Daniel preaching with all kinds of jokes and the people laughing and giggling while they preached God's Word? Or Jesus, … [Read more...]

“Him We Proclaim”

  The Content of Preaching Scripture Readings: Genesis 3:15; Colossians 1:15-29; Colossians 1:28 (text) June 3, 2012 Download this sermon (PDF)   Even a three-year-old toddler who … [Read more...]

To Make Known and to Make Mature

Paul Preaching in Athens by Raphael

  The Purpose of Preaching Scripture Readings: Isaiah 12:3-6; Colossians 1:21-23, 26-28 (text) May 27, 2012 Download this sermon (PDF)   Congregation of Christ: Below are a couple of … [Read more...]

Sermon Series on the Doctrine of Preaching

Paul Preaching in Athens

As I've been thinking about the sermon last Lord's Day, specifically about the keys of the kingdom of heaven, I decided that I should expound more about why preaching is an indispensable key. So this Lord's Day, May 27, … [Read more...]

God is Our Refuge, Strength and Help

"Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden" by Wenzel Peter

Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 47:1-12; Matthew 6:25-34; Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-3 • Text: Psalm 46:1-11 Song: God is Our Refuge and Strength (bottom of page) Download PDF sermon   The world today is a … [Read more...]