Shepherds Conference II – Steve Lawson on Passionate Preaching

Over at Challies' second live-blogging post on the Shepherds' Conference, following John MacArthur's dismissal of amillenialism, Steve Lawson struck a blow for the kind of preaching I have been talking about in my series on the T4G Statement Article 4. The last post in that series was entitled Must Expository Preaching Always be a Series? I have also posted often in the past about the vital point that Steve Lawson made: "Two deadly dangers face the church as it advances into the 21st century.The … [Read more...]

T4G Article 4 – Must Expository Preaching Always be a Series Preaching Through a Book?

This continues our series on preaching, which is based on the fourth article of the Together for the Gospel Statement. The previous post in this series was entitled "Are There Three Types of Expository Preaching?"Tim Challies defines expository preaching as “preaching that takes the point of the text as the point of the sermon.” In my view, he wisely differentiates it from his definition of textual preaching — not by whether it is part of a longer series working through a book, but because textu … [Read more...]

T4G Article 4 – Are There Three Types of Expository Preaching?

One thing I've noticed as I've been thinking and reading about preaching recently is that we can't seem to agree on what "expository preaching" actually is. This is critical for our understanding of Article 4 of the Together for the Gospel Statement, which has prompted this series on preaching. Some seem to feel that true expository preaching only occurs when a book is dissected verse-by-verse, week-after-week.The folks over at Expository Thoughts have a clear preference for preaching through a … [Read more...]

T4G Article 4 – Lloyd-Jones on Spurgeon: Are Sermon Series Compulsory?

In today’s Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday, I come to one of the most fascinating questions about preaching. I am not sure exactly what was in the minds of the people who crafted the T4G statement which highlighted the importance of expository preaching. As we shall see in later posts, people differ on whether to define expository preaching as, by necessity, part of a longer series on a book of the Bible. Spurgeon held somewhat different views to many today on the necessity of a preacher having a set s … [Read more...]

John Stott Joins Reformed Charismatic Group Newfrontiers

OK, so the headline above isn't quite true, but this month's newfrontiers magazine does feature an interview with the man who would give Lig Duncan a good run if there was ever an election for an Evangelical Pope. The whole magazine is available online, and its focus is on authority in all aspects of the Christian life. For more information about newfrontiers, sign up for their e-newsletter. … [Read more...]

SERMON – Reviving Prayer – 1 Kings 17:1 to 2 Kings 2:14

The following is a full set of notes, including background information and quotes I used whilst preparing my sermon entitled, "Reviving Prayer," which was preached at Jubilee Church on the 25th of February 2006. Much of this material was never designed to form part of the sermon — instead it is, if you like, part of the "iceberg" that lies beneath the surface supporting what I actually said. You can download the audio (you may need to right click and save the file onto your PC) or listen right h … [Read more...]

T4G Article 4 – Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Expository Preaching

Most Mondays I take the time to raid my electronic version of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' materials, which is produced by Logos Bible Software. Today's quote comes from a biography of the Doctor and includes several quotes from his writings that build a clear picture of the Doctor's view of expository preaching. The passage begins with a well-known statement from the Doctor’s book, Preaching and Preachers, about the critical importance of preaching. This post follows on from the quote I shared from J … [Read more...]

T4G Article 4 – John Piper on Expository Preaching

This post is part of a series on the Together for the Gospel Statement. Links to previous posts on Articles 1-3 can be found in the introduction to my post, "The Place of Truth."Article 4We affirm the centrality of expository preaching in the church and the urgent need for a recovery of biblical exposition and the public reading of Scripture in worship. We deny that God-honoring worship can marginalize or neglect the ministry of the Word as manifested through exposition and public reading. We … [Read more...]

Blogging the Together for the Gospel Statement – The Place of Truth

It's been awhile since I last did this, but I intend to revive the series now. For more information about Together for the Gospel, please see my Conference Round Up Post. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to read the statement in full — it is available as either a pdf file or as Google's html version. There is also an ongoing Blogger's Challenge which I have set to encourage us all to blog about this Statement — thanks to Crossway for donating five copies of God is the Gospel … [Read more...]

John Lanferman on Elijah

God moves in a mysterious way. I was thinking about revival and found a talk by John Lanferman on revival. I liked that talk, so I decided to listen to another talk by John Lanferman, which turned out to be on Elijah. Interestingly, I have been thinking about Elijah this week as well! I found the talk to be very encouraging, focusing on the idea of Elijah as a man of purpose. This Old Testament character is well worth spending some time studying and reflecting on his successes and setbacks. He … [Read more...]


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