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Preaching Daily - October 1

Today's Reading...

So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

Today's Devotional Insight...

Preaching a Biblical Sermon

The last twenty-five years has seen the development of some very good preachers. Perhaps you have experienced the preaching of Timothy Keller or David Platt or Francis Chan. Keller is calm in presentation and fills sermons with background information from biblical times. He is intentional in his outline and lays out the truths clearly. He even approaches the sermon with an intellectual flare that almost sounds like an excellent lecture. Because of his gifts, he appeals to the person who wants the truth argued and proven in an almost apologetically fashion. David Platt truly grabs the attention of my students with his conversational, almost emotional style. He is text oriented and fills the sermon with masterful illustrations. Francis Chan is a whirl of activity, moving all over the stage. He is creative, animated, and very personal. In our biblical preaching classes, we want our students to be exposed to preachers like these. Each of these preachers possesses a style of preaching so different from that of the other two that one wonders how in the world what each does in the pulpit can be called preaching in the same sense. And yet each continues to enthrall audiences with unique presentations of God’s Word.

How can these three men be so different and yet so effective with their preaching ministries? What common feature in their sermons endears them to congregations and places them in the category of great preachers? For that matter, what will it take for you, with your own style, to establish an effective preaching ministry? We think we have an answer to those questions. We believe that all three of these men, and many more like them, exhibit an understanding of biblical preaching. They approach it in different ways and present sermons their own ways, but in the end they all arrive at the same place.

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Today’s Pastoral Resource...

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