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The On Preaching Podcast is dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

This is a place where we can sit together and talk about the important, nature, and practice of faithful, Christ-centered, biblical preaching.

On Preaching with H.B. Charles Jr‪.‬ H.B. Charles, Jr.

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 528 Ratings

The On Preaching Podcast is dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

This is a place where we can sit together and talk about the important, nature, and practice of faithful, Christ-centered, biblical preaching.

    #165 | The Objectives of the Sermon

    #165 | The Objectives of the Sermon

    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 
    In this episode, H.B. discusses the objectives of the sermon. 
    What is the difference between teaching and preaching? A sermon is characterized by proclamation, purpose, and persuasion. 
    Regarding persuasion, you should consider three objectives as you craft your sermon... 
    What should the hearer think? (The Message of the Text)  What should the hearer feel? (The Mood of the Text)  What should the hearer do? (The Mandate of the Text)  For information, contact, or resources, visit hbcharlesjr.com. 
     
     

    • 22 min
    #164 | The Circles of Context

    #164 | The Circles of Context

    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 
    The three laws of real estate are location, location, location. Similarly, the three laws of proper Bible interpretation are context, context, context. A text without a context is a pretext. 
    Context in biblical interpretation falls into two categories: historical context and literary context. In this episode, H.B. discusses how to read with an eye toward the literary context. 
    Here are the seven circles of context you should consider...
    The Sermon Text The Literary Genre  The Immediate Context The Book Section  The Bible Book  The Testament (OT/NT)  The Biblical Message  For contact, information, or resources, visit hbcharlesjr.com. 

    • 24 min
    #163 | What Commentaries Should I Use?

    #163 | What Commentaries Should I Use?

    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 
    In this episode, H.B. answers the question, What commentaries should I use? 
    Biblical Commentaries Best Commentaries  Helpful Commentaries  Critical Commentaries  Expository Commentaries  Homiletical Commentaries  Old Commentaries  New Commentaries  Devotional Commentaries  Recommended Commentaries  Favorite Commentaries  Limited Commentaries  For contact, information, and resources, visit hbcharlesjr.com. 
     

    • 25 min
    #162 | What to Look for in Observations

    #162 | What to Look for in Observations

    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 
    The sermon preparation is a twofold process of getting the text right and getting the truth across. 
    In terms of biblical exegesis (getting the text across), I commend to you the inductive Bible study process: 
    Observation: What does the text say?  Interpretation: What does the text mean? Application: How does the text apply? Correlation: How does the text relate? In this episode, H.B. focuses on doing observations. The tools you need for this part of your word work are a Bible, something to take on, and the illumination of the Holy Spirit. 
    What should you look for in observations? 
    Key words. Key places.  Key people.  Vital statistics.  Figurative language.  Literary genre.  Diagnostic questions.  Circles of context.  Cross-references.  Passage structure.  Rhetorical functions.  What's not stated.  Dominating theme.  Authorial intent.  Gospel focus.  Practical implications.  Sanctified brainstorming.  For contact, information, or resources, visit hbcharlesjr.com. You can also sign up for the Cutting It Straight weekly newsletter at hbcharlesjr.com. 
     

    • 36 min
    #161 | Theological Disciplines for Expository Preaching

    #161 | Theological Disciplines for Expository Preaching

    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 
    In this episode, H.B. discusses theological disciplines for expository preaching. 
    As a student and advocate of expository preaching, I believe that it is the most faithful way to handle God's word. 
    The bottom line of this episode is that faithful exposition is theologically informed. It should be doctrinal, not merely devotional. Beyond the exegetical text work, theological reflection should shape your sermon preparation. 
    What are the theological disciplines for expository preaching? 
    Biblical Theology Historical Theology  Systematic Theology  Practical Theology For contact, information, or resources, visit hbcharlesjr.com. 
     
     

    • 29 min
    #161 | 4 Persons to Use in Your Illustrations

    #161 | 4 Persons to Use in Your Illustrations

    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. 
    In this episode, H.B. talks about how to find sermon illustrations. 
    We preachers often look for illustrative material by subject (prayer, love, forgiveness, etc). But there is another way. You can also look for illustrations by focusing on four persons or groups. 
    You. Somebody.  Nobody. Everybody.  For contact, information, or resources, visit hbcharlesjr.com. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

Trenton081987 ,

Most helpful!

HB Charles is such an encouragement. It’s great to hear a voice that is so focused on God’s word.

kmosher85 ,

Excellent resource for preachers and church members

H.B. is so clear and straight in these episodes with helpful tips and talks for preachers. But learning about good preaching is also helpful for church members to teach them how to listen to sermons well so they capture the right and central information from their pastor’s sermons week-by-week.

JAAlky ,

Straight to the point!

Amazing podcast! H.B. Charles cuts straight to the point with practical insights that can be immediately implemented.

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