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...]

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...]

Christmas Greetings and a Review of 2006

Here's wishing all of you a great Christmas and a successful New Year where God blesses you richly in every way. Be prepared to be surprised, though, as God’s blessings don’t always look like we expect them to!This time of year my thoughts always turn both forwards and backwards. So I'd like—in what will be my final post before the end of this year—to wish you all a great break, and to review the year. I did this last year and again in 2004.Part of the purpose of this post is to give you a bumper … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Al Mohler, Part Six

It is a real pleasure to welcome to my blog again today, Dr. Albert Mohler. Dr. Mohler should need no introduction to most of my readers, but I include a link to his biography for any who need to know more, as well as a link to my Together for the Gospel Conference Round Up Post.This interview is being serialised over several days. So far I have published parts one, two, three, four, and five. Today we discuss the future ramifications of Together For the Gospel.AdrianIn light of your experience … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Al Mohler, Part Four

It is a real pleasure to welcome to my blog again today, Dr. Albert Mohler. Dr. Mohler should need no introduction to most of my readers, but I include a link to his biography for any who need to know more, as well as a link to my Together for the Gospel Conference Round Up Post.This interview is being serialised over several days. So far I have published parts one, two, and three. Today we continue to discuss Together For the Gospel.AdrianWhen I hear about the camaraderie that seems to have … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo – The Leader of newfrontiers

UPDATE - I have published an interview with Terry VirgoWell, I am back! I thought to begin with I would share a few links with you about the leader of newfrontiers - the worldwide family of churches on a mission of which I am thrilled to be a part. Terry is widely known on this side of the Atlantic, even outside of charismatic circles - I am not sure how true that is in the States. I do hope that you enjoy finding out a bit more about him.Pages On My Blog Terry Virgo in the blogosphere and UCCF … [Read more...]

REMOTE BLOGGING – The International Baptist Conference

Thanks to Tim Challies' pastor, Paul Martin, I bring you some quotes from the International Baptist Conference. By now you know the score: here are some quotes from the main sessions in reverse order. IBC Session 4: Mark Dever - "Worship in the New Testament" "The nature of worship is offering your whole self to God as a living sacrifice. That may be the most important point in this message – the offering of yourself. When we restrict worship to church buildings and singing songs, we miss the p … [Read more...]


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