Category: preaching

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020.   Sources: Joseph Blenkinsopp. Isaiah 40-55 (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2000. John Goldingay. Isaiah (UBCS). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. Richard B. Hays. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Waco: Baylor, 2016. J. Alec Motyer. The Prophecy of  Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic,… Continue Reading “”

Fall Sermon Series

The Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) have not featured much in my preaching. I can’t say specifically why. Perhaps it’s because of the difficult issues with critical scholarship, alleged pseudonymity (i.e., much of scholarship in the late 19th and most of… Continue Reading “Fall Sermon Series”

Book Review: Of Seeds and the People of God

Michael P. Knowles. Of Seeds and the People of God: Preaching as Parable, Crucifixion, and Testimony. Eugene: Cascade, 2015.* Michael Knowles, a professor of mine at McMaster Divinity College, previously wrote a masterful book on Paul’s theology of preaching (We Preach Not Ourselves: Paul… Continue Reading “Book Review: Of Seeds and the People of God”

Book Review: Excellent Preaching

Craig Bartholomew. Excellent Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel in its Context & Ours. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2015.* Preaching well is a goal of every Pastor. But what does excellent preaching look like, what does it do, and how do we do it? That’s the topic… Continue Reading “Book Review: Excellent Preaching”

A Gospel Community (A Sermon, loosely based on John 1:1-18)

I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that unlike last week, there is an actual sermon this week. You only get off that easy on rare occasions. The good news is that this week we’re talking about good… Continue Reading “A Gospel Community (A Sermon, loosely based on John 1:1-18)”

A Giving Community (A Sermon on Mark 12:41-44)

There is a sermon that every preacher hates preaching, and every congregation hates hearing. Well, friends, this is that sermon. Yes, today is the always hated money sermon. This is week three of our series, “who are you, and what are you doing here?”… Continue Reading “A Giving Community (A Sermon on Mark 12:41-44)”

An Obedient Community (A Sermon on John 14:15-24)

Kids have a whole series of tricks they pull on their parents. They know how to manipulate a situation. My older daughter, Abbie, is no exception. She knows that she can start doing something she shouldn’t be doing, listen to me say no, smile… Continue Reading “An Obedient Community (A Sermon on John 14:15-24)”

What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 9: Hell and Evangelism

So, what do we “do” with a doctrine of hell? No matter what your view on what hell is, there should be some sense of how it fits within your entire theology as well as practical application. Is there a practical theology of hell?… Continue Reading “What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 9: Hell and Evangelism”

Coming Home- A Father’s Day Sermon

Sigmund Freud argued that we all project the image of our fathers onto God- good or bad. Those with stern fathers see God as scary, angry and judgemental. Sometimes there is an element of truth in this, but sometimes we have to consider the… Continue Reading “Coming Home- A Father’s Day Sermon”

Lamb of God?

For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed… 1 Corinthians 5:7 This Friday I’m bringing the Good Friday sermon in a joint service of Sparta, New Sarum & Centre Street Baptist Churches (10:30 @ New Sarum Baptist). I’m battling with it though. I chose… Continue Reading “Lamb of God?”