Tag Archives: Preaching

Let John Broadus preach the Gospel to you!

John Broadus (1827-1895) was a Southern Baptist pastor, theological educator, and denominational statesman. He was widely known as “the Prince of Expositors” for his unrivaled power and eloquence in the pulpit (and, I once had a banty rooster named “Broadus” … Continue reading

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Broadus on preaching: be yourself

John Broadus, “the Prince of Expositors” was a founding faculty member of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and regarded as one of the finest preachers of his day. His textbook, “On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons” was wildly popular, … Continue reading

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Augustine on the Indispensable Pastoral Epistles

I’m really on a roll now! From Augustine’s Teaching Christianity, Book IV: But anyone who says that people do not need to be given rules about what or how they should teach, if the Holy Spirit is making them teachers, … Continue reading

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May I never preach again a sermon without the cross

Baptist minister Andrew Fuller, in a letter home while on a preaching tour of Ireland: “The doctrine of the cross is more dear to me than when I went. I wish I may never preach another sermon but what shall … Continue reading

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Oliver Hart’s Robust Understanding of “Preaching the Gospel”

When Baptist pastor Oliver Hart (1723-1795) charges ministers to “preach the gospel”, notice what all he assumes “preaching the gospel” will include: “Preaching the gospel will lead to an explanation of what the apostle calls “the form of sound words … Continue reading

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Repairing the Christian Temple

In 1785, Oliver Hart preached the Association sermon at the Philadelphia Association’s annual meeting in 1785. Now a revered elder statesman in Baptist life, he had labored mightily in gospel ministry for some 35 years. He titled his sermon, “A … Continue reading

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Chapel Sermon at Union University

It was a tremendous privilege to preach in a chapel service at my beloved alma mater, Union University, last month. Going back and preaching in a place where the Lord has shown me so much grace, I felt a little … Continue reading

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