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John MacArthur Lectures On Preaching

by Colin Adams 28 January 2015

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The Reliability of Luke – Peter Williams

by Colin Adams 20 August 2014

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Sinclair Ferguson Talks God’s Glory

by Colin Adams 19 August 2014

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At the Evangelical Ministry Assembly (EMA) 2014,  Sinclair Ferguson gave two addresses on the theme “Preaching and the Glory of God.”     ShareTweet

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A Modern Classic Revisited

by Colin Adams 19 August 2014

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A book that I love and frequently return to, gets a review over at 9Marks.  The crit of Bryan Chapell’s Christ-Centered Preaching reminded me of some of the strengths of that book: 1) It clearly defines expository preaching. 2) It gives excellent practical instruction about how to prepare sermons (for example, the chapter on application […]

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Preaching Series: Long Or Short?

by Colin Adams 14 August 2014

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First things first, there is no ‘right’ answer to this question.  Just because MLJ preached over 300 times on Romans (366 sermons to be exact) doesn’t mean that you should! And just because that trendy church you visited on holiday keep all their sermon series short, hardly means you should ape their method. In truth, […]

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Vaughan Takes You From His Study To The Pulpit

by Colin Adams 14 August 2014

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In March 2014, one of my favourite preachers, Vaughan Roberts, gave a series of talks at a preachers training day of the East Anglia Gospel Partnership.  His theme: The Journey From Study To Pulpit. In three sessions, Vaughan walks us through how to prepare a sermon on  Old Testament narrative (using Daniel as an example). […]

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Don’t Just Preach Simply, Preach Richly

by Colin Adams 5 June 2014

This is so, so good from Gary Millar. A seminar from the Basics Conference 2014.  Our preaching will certainly improve if we listen to some of the insightful points being made here. ShareTweet

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Workman’s Toolbox – 12th March 2014

by Colin Adams 12 March 2014

Kevin De Young: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Expository Preaching Audio from a pastor’s conference in Dubai: John Folmar:  Biblical Leadership John Piper:  Brothers, We Are Not Professionals The danger of self-awareness in preaching – Erik Raymond Thabiti Anyabwile’s very moving farewell letter to his church       ShareTweet

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Workman’s Toolbox – 17.10.13

by Colin Adams 17 October 2013

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Some Practical Pointers on Preaching from Alistair Begg. David Robertson gives an interesting take on a controversial subject at the moment in the UK: street preaching. Hershael York has writes helpfully about preaching the supposedly “profitless” passages. Northern Ireland friends: Don’t miss Dale Ralph Davis coming to the country next month (Evangelical Fellowship of Ireland. […]

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Toolbox – 16.9.13

by Colin Adams 16 September 2013

A besetting sin of preachers: vanity. Is your teaching textual? Some questions to help you diagnose. Three characteristics of expository preaching – Al Mohler. A new book by Alec Motyer on preaching.   ShareTweet

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25 Truths About The Preacher: # 4 – The Preaching Gift Must Be Exercised With Love, Power and Self Control

by Colin Adams 29 January 2015

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‘For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.’ (2 Timothy 1:7) Make no mistake: we rely entirely on the Holy Spirit. On the one hand, we know that without the Spirit of God we cannot be saved. On the other, we realise that without the […]

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25 Truths About Preachers: #3 – The Gift Of A Herald Must Be Fanned Into Flame

by Colin Adams 27 January 2015

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“For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God” (1 Timothy 1:6) Timothy possessed a gift that was always in danger of dimming and dying. To prevent this – this gradual chill towards extinction – his spiritual charisma needed to be fanned into flame. Whatever this gift was, it enabled […]

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25 Truths About Preachers: #2 – The Preacher’s Gift Comes From God

by Colin Adams 23 January 2015

“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”  (2 Tim 1:6). Straight after his sermon one Sunday, C.H Spurgeon was met by an excited woman.  “Oh, Mr. Spurgeon”, she beamed, “that sermon was wonderful.” “Yes, madam,” Spurgeon replied, […]

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25 Truths About Preachers: #1 – He Proclaims A Message That Holds Out The Promise Of Life

by Colin Adams 22 January 2015

‘Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus.’ (2 Tim 1:1) There are over 7 billion communicators in the world. Amongst that colossal crowd, there are many who could be fairly branded excellent communicators. Some such orators are so verbally […]

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25 Truths About Preachers

by Colin Adams 21 January 2015

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The Bible is the best place to learn about preaching.  Other books on preaching can be good, of course. But whatever Scripture says on preaching is definitive. Its like drinking from the spring itself. One portion of Holy writ that has much to say about preaching is Paul’s second letter to Timothy. Written “in the […]

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Preaching from the Gospels

by Peter Grainger 15 December 2014

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In July 2014, Don Carson led a seminar on  “Preaching from John’s Gospel” at the Faith Mission in Edinburgh. It is well worth hearing –  not least his opening comments on how to preach from any Gospel, in which he highlights a tendency among preachers which is, in my experience of reviewing several hundred sermons over the […]

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10 Questions For Expositors – Andrew Davis

by Colin Adams 14 August 2014

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As I pound the roads for exercise, no preacher is more often ‘in my ear’ than Andrew Davis. Dr Davis has been the senior pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC) Durham  since 1998. He has penned a helpful booklet “An Approach to Extended Scripture Memorization” and a much needed book on holiness, titled “An Infinite […]

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What We Need: Biblical Bluntness

by Colin Adams 11 March 2014

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Effective preaching is characterized by a biblical sort of bluntness.  Another way of saying it is that faithful preachers are willing to speak the truth – however hard hitting that truth might be. Such bracing bluntness marks out the preacher who makes his mark. Think of the greatest expositors down the centuries. Were these men […]

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Restoring Confidence In The Bible? Let’s Start With Confident Pastors, Seminary Professors and Church Leaders

by Colin Adams 7 March 2014

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Steve Chalke’s article Restoring Confidence In The Bible is ironically titled.  The aim of the paper may be laudable, but the paper reveals the very lack of confidence it seeks to resolve. If we are going to restore confidence in the Bible, we must start with restoring it in the hearts of church leaders! If […]

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Paul Tripp On The Pulpit

by Colin Adams 12 February 2014

Lots of interesting things covered in this interview. But helpful practical discussion on the time needed to prepare sermons. ShareTweet

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