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Preaching Today exists to encourage and equip preachers to faithfully and creatively proclaim God's Word so that the church grows up into the fullness of Christ.

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Preaching Today exists to encourage and equip preachers to faithfully and creatively proclaim God's Word so that the church grows up into the fullness of Christ.

    Say What You Need to Say

    Say What You Need to Say

    Have you ever felt like you said too much, or too little in your sermon? In this episode, Matt Woodley and Kevin Miller will help you “say what you need to say,” nothing more and nothing less. Every part of your sermon counts, especially introductions and conclusions. Matt shares the challenge of balancing humor, while pointing people to Christ. For a sermon to be a home run, you need to trust your hearers – that they are really listening to you.

    • 12 Min.
    Is the Big Idea Dead? Former Navy Chaplain Decides

    Is the Big Idea Dead? Former Navy Chaplain Decides

    Is big idea preaching a good idea? Maybe this question is plaguing you, or your colleagues in ministry. In this episode, Matt Woodley asks Russell St. John, senior pastor at Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church in Missouri to weigh in. Haddon Robinson popularized the big idea, as he aided in the revival of expository preaching in the late twentieth century. Russell emphasized the importance of knowing your own inadequacy as a preacher, and relying on the Holy Spirit.

    He defined the big idea as “a succinct statement of the teaching and the application of the text together.” You can achieve this by asking two questions in sermon prep: What is the author talking about? What is the author saying about what’s he’s talking about? The big idea should be biblical and faithful to the text, but catchy enough to grab people’s attention. Listen to this episode to find out if big idea preaching is right for you.

    • 18 Min.
    Preaching Powered by Prayer: The Key to Spiritual Revival

    Preaching Powered by Prayer: The Key to Spiritual Revival

    In this episode, Matt Woodley is joined by Jon Tyson, Lead Pastor at Church of the City in New York. Jon said he's dealing with “trauma at a personal and regional scale,” as a result of COVD-19. Part of the pastoring challenge is helping people navigate disorientation with Biblical hope. He’s shifted to a more pastoral tone in his preaching. “It’s basically the art of rejoicing with those who are rejoicing, and weeping with those are weeping, sometimes not even in the same sermon, but in the same point of the sermon.” Jon talks about his passion for revival in this episode, which he describes as a desire for more of God.

    Check out what was referenced on the podcast:
    • Leonard Ravenhill’s book Why Revival Tarries. Bethany House Publishers, 1959.
    • Louis Berkhof’s book Systematic Theology. Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1932.
    • 1 Thess. 4:13: “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.”

    • 26 Min.
    Preaching In The Eye Of The Storm

    Preaching In The Eye Of The Storm

    Matt Woodley talks to Lawrence Aker, III, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. He talks about preaching and caring for his congregation during the COVID-19 storm that has hit New York City hard with around 4,000 deaths as of April 8, according to the (CSSE)at Johns Hopkins University.

    Lawrence talks about Brookdale Hospital which has been a spotlight in the news, due to the high volume of COVID-19 patients. He said that employees have to go to Home Depot before work, to get supplies they need for their shifts.

    He has changed the tone, content and style of his preaching, as a result of current events. Lawrence explained this is not a time for the three point sermon. He said "the church doors are closed but the church is open." Lawrence points out this crisis as an opportunity to get into God's word.

    Here are a few ways you can help people in New York:
    Donate to World Central Kitchen: https://wck.org/news/ny-nj
    Pray for people at Cornerstone Baptist Church, or make a donation:
    http://testcornerstonebrooklyn.weebly.com/give.html

    • 16 Min.
    Preaching on Faith During a Pandemic

    Preaching on Faith During a Pandemic

    Matt Woodley talks to Josh Moody, senior pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Josh pointed out how his church had to rethink how they do church in three days. He speaks honestly about how secularism has no answer for the fear and anxiety produced by the coronavirus crisis. Last Sunday he preached a sermon "How Faith Can Free Us From Fear" which streamed on YouTube. Part of that message emphasized how fear of death is what drives all of our fears. He said this crisis is an opportunity to:

    1)Reset our lives around the gospel
    2)Surface what our idols are
    3)For the church to be a witness

    You'll also learn about Josh's appreciation for Jonathan Edwards. Check out his book "Jonathan Edwards and Justification" on the subject. You can learn more about Josh's work on his website God Centered Life: https://godcenteredlife.org/

    • 21 Min.
    Preaching on the Resurrection: Why Easter Changes Everything

    Preaching on the Resurrection: Why Easter Changes Everything

    Have you ever felt afraid of preaching on Easter? Find out how Bryan Wilkerson, Senior Pastor at Grace Chapel in Boston confronts this fear, after preaching for 35 years. He says Easter preaching is scary, because "it's about sin and death." It's not a sentimental story, like Christmas. The stakes are high, because many church goers are bringing first time visitors. Get the full story from Matt Woodley and Bryan, as they discuss how to deliver the good news of Easter.

    Here are a few Easter resources from the podcast:

    A sermon entitled "The Breakfast club" preached by Bryan Wilkerson at Grace Chapel in Amherst, NH in 2016. http://www.ccnh.org/sermons/the-breakfast-club/

    Walter Wengren Jr.'s book "Reliving the Passion" Zondervan, 1992. https://www.amazon.com/Reliving-Passion-Walter-Wangerin-Jr/dp/0310755301

    John 21: 12-14
    "Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead."

    • 18 Min.

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