March 28, 2017

The Preacher’s Charge Defined

Mark Minnick Nearly every preacher has his favorite definition of preaching. A thoroughly Biblical one comes from the phrase “preach the word” (2 Tim. 4:2). Taken literally, the expression might be explained as “heralding what God has already said.” Although “what God has already said” is not an exact translation of logos (the Greek term […]

Would You Like Some Wise Counsel? (2)

Mark Minnick Yesterday’s introduction: Every pastor occasionally feels the need for wise counsel. Unfortunately, he’s not always able to get it from a busy contemporary. But happily I’ve discovered that it’s often available at my leisure on the shelves of my library. For instance, how about an hour or so with John Newton?

Would You Like Some Wise Counsel? (1)

Mark Minnick Every pastor occasionally feels the need for wise counsel. Unfortunately, he’s not always able to get it from a busy contemporary. But happily I’ve discovered that it’s often available at my leisure on the shelves of my library. For instance, how about an hour or so with John Newton?

A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ (2)

Mark Minnick [From yesterday’s introduction:] It would be hard to find any preachers of the last two centuries any more acquainted with outright warfare for Christ than Charles and his brother John. Their earliest journals are not only almost monotonously replete with references to it, but often the entries nearly spurt blood. Here are samples […]

A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ (1)

Mark Minnick We have a full thirty of them in our church’s hymnbook: songs by Charles Wesley. But it would take nearly eight hymnbooks of equal size to hold all the church songs Charles wrote. They amount to over six thousand, ten times those of Isaac Watts. So it’s understandable that we might envision that […]

A Christian Perspective on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

Mark Minnick Our friend and good brother, Mark Minnick, preached two messages in response to the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriages last Sunday. He has given us permission to host the audio files on our site. We draw your attention to them with this post and offer the following summary of the ten […]

Insight into Substantive Preaching (6)

Mark Minnick In Part One of this series, Dr. Minnick introduces a substantive sermon by Benjamin Keach. We also gave you just a taste of the first couple of paragraphs of the sermon. In Part Two of this series, we offered the full introduction to the sermon and the first major point. In Part Three, […]

Insight into Substantive Preaching (5)

Mark Minnick In Part One of this series, Dr. Minnick introduces a substantive sermon by Benjamin Keach. We also gave you just a taste of the first couple of paragraphs of the sermon. In Part Two of this series, we offered the full introduction to the sermon and the first major point. In Part Three, […]

Insight into Substantive Preaching (4)

Mark Minnick In Part One of this series, Dr. Minnick introduces a substantive sermon by Benjamin Keach. We also gave you just a taste of the first couple of paragraphs of the sermon. In Part Two of this series, we offered the full introduction to the sermon and the first major point. In Part Three, […]

Insight into Substantive Preaching (3)

Mark Minnick In Part One of this series, Dr. Minnick introduces a substantive sermon by Benjamin Keach. We also gave you just a taste of the first couple of paragraphs of the sermon. In Part Two of this series, we offered the full introduction to the sermon and the first major point. In today’s post, […]