1. SolusChristus1646

    Imperatives and Indicatives in Preaching

    I've been noticing lately that in Presbyterian circles, even online, it's very difficult to find a Presbyterian preacher who has a good balance of preaching indicatives and imperatives. The preaching is usually indicative heavy, and is usually careful to point the listener to Christ, but lacks...
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    Christopher Love's Last Unpublished and Rare Work - Now Available

    The Christian’s Duty and Safety in Evil Times by Christopher Love (1618-1651) "Love is without a doubt, one of my favorites writers of all time. Eminently biblical and exceedingly practical. This new work is a gem in both regards." - Dr. McMahon Christopher Love (1618-1651) was a fiery and...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    How to Hear the Preaching of God’s Word with Profit by Stephen Egerton (1555–1621)

    How to Hear the Preaching of God’s Word with Profit by Stephen Egerton (1555–1621) Have you ever taken time to learn what it means to hear the word of God preached with profit, and to understand what ought to be done before, during and after the sermon? Stephen Egerton (1555–1621) was an...
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    New Puritan Bio - Stephen Egerton (1555-1621)

    Stephen Egerton may have had the first Presbyterian church in England as noted by Thomas Brooks. I just initially finished the first draft of his only available work and will be posting it later in March as it is finalized.
  5. Jonathan95

    Chip Ingram has been invited to preach at this Sunday's service.

    I am very unfamiliar with this man (Chip Ingram), never heard his name before. My church seems very excited to have him. Just wanted to know if any of you had thoughts on the man's preaching and teaching. He has many books although none that I've read.
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    Partial Reformation is a Full Offense to God

    I thought it would be helpful to those that have time to listen to bring this particular sermon out a bit more than simply listing it in the other thread. It concerns the state of the evangelical church and its mirror to the church in Hosea 7:8. Partial Reformation is a Full Offense to God...
  7. T. E. Rickard

    Pastors; First Sermon Series

    Pastors, What was the first sermon series you preached when you began full-time ministry? What would you preach now if you could do it again?
  8. C

    Do you listen to other sermons on same text before preaching?

    Hello, I am very new to preaching and I'm still exploring what works best for me when it comes to preparing for a sermon. I was wondering if anyone here listens to sermons from the same texts that they are working on prior to preaching (I mean after you're finished with your manuscript). Does...
  9. C. Matthew McMahon

    A New Modernized Version of Gospel Worship by Jeremiah Burroughs

    This classic work by Burroughs deals with the Regulative Principle: God alone determines the manner in which sinners approach him. This is a life-transforming and Christ-glorifying biblical work. Gospel Worship, or, The Right Manner of Sanctifying the name of God in General, in Hearing the...
  10. Tom Hart

    Who May Read the Scriptures in Public Worship?

    (I apologize if this has been asked. The search function does not seem to be working on either my PC or my smartphone.) Q. 156. Is the Word of God to be read by all? A. Although all are not permitted to read the Word publicly to the congregation... (Deut. 31:9,11-13; Neh. 8:2-3, 9:2-5) Q. 158...
  11. C. Matthew McMahon

    Iron Sharpens Iron - Hearing the Word Preached

    Just a note to those who might be able to tune in... FREE BOOKS Giveaway *TODAY*, FEB. 22nd, 4-6PM *ET* our guest on "IRON SHARPENS IRON" Radio will be: DR. C. MATTHEW McMAHON, founder of A Puritan's Mind who will address: "The LORD's VOICE Cries to the City: A Biblical Guide For HEARING the...
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    Expository or Experimental Preaching and Revival

    I'm updating Gospel Worship by Burroughs (lots of requests for that). One of the things that is hitting me (again, having read this quite a few times), is twofold: 1. That unless we worship God as God requires, we don't worship God, and we have never sanctified his name. (This thought should...
  13. C. Matthew McMahon

    Being Able to Do Our Duty in Worship in the Hearing of the Word

    I'm working on a book by John Jackson (1600-1648), dealing with conducting one's self in public worship. I personally preached through a series called "The Lord's Voice Cries to the City" which surrounded how the congregation should consider the act of preaching from their perspective. I'm also...
  14. TylerRay

    Preaching Across Cultures - Decontextualization

    Hello all, I am doing a project for a communications class on preaching across cultures. My basic idea is that in order to communicate effectively and efficiently to people of any culture (or to a diverse audience) is to decontextualize the sermon, stick to the text, and stick to the doctrine...
  15. brendanchatt

    Today sermons

    Hi, My pastor just started Amos. He gave the sense of how the beginning might read to the original audience, going from excitement to sobriety because the Lord's judgment included the Jews, because of their own injustice. He pointed us to Christ for salvation, having offered remarks on the...
  16. C. Matthew McMahon

    Expository Preaching Videos - Preach the Word!

    In light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and a desire to see further revival among Christians today, two topics I am highlighting at A Puritan's Mind for the whole year is a focus on Pastoral Theology and Expository Preaching. I've already posted a short series on Pastoral Theology...
  17. posttenebraslux83

    Is anyone currently preaching through the Gospel of Mark?

    Beginning in January, I am going to begin preaching through Mark's Gospel. I'm wondering if anyone here is also doing the same thing or if anyone here would be interested in preaching through Mark's Gospel this year. I think it would be great to have a few of us praying for each other and...
  18. U

    The gospel of John the Baptist and of Christ before His death.

    I have been approached by a person of a mostly universalist belief system who asked me this question, and I am having trouble answering it, to my shame. Here is the question: "What was the gospel Jesus Christ and John the Baptist preached?" Can you help me answer this? I don't believe...
  19. C

    Recommended Video Sermons

    I was thinking of trying to start watching video sermons with my children to help them learn to sit and be quiet during church (and also to learn about God of course!) What solid bible teachers have video sermons available? I know John Piper does, but that's the only one I know of off hand.
  20. J

    The 4 C's of Psalm 130

    I recently preached from Psalm 130. Here are my 4 headings (4 C's ) for anyone interested. A Cry For Mercy - "Out of the depths I cry to you O LORD..." A Confirmation of Mercy - "But with you there is forgiveness..." A Confidence In Waiting - "I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, in...
  21. Bern

    Qualifications before preaching

    Hi all, I've never attended a church where anyone who spoke from the pulpit had any formal qualifications for preaching, except the pastor. Is it a requirement that people be qualified to preach in a church? If not, how can you decide who is suitable for preaching and teaching? Bern
  22. C

    What would you preach?

    If you were invited to guest preach at a non-Reformed church, what would you preach? How would you decide? And yes, I am asking because I have been asked to preach at a non-Reformed church, and no, I am not looking to cause trouble. :)
  23. Grillsy

    To the Jew first?

    What does Paul mean when he says that he went "to the Jews first"? Should we be following this principal as well?
  24. Grillsy

    Steet preaching and evangelism

    What are your thoughts about street preaching and Reformed Christianity? Are you we involved enough? Too much? Should we be involved at all?
  25. Grillsy

    Who would be authorized to preach?

    Would it be wise for a Presbyterian church to allow someone in the pulpit who did not believe in the WCF and openly wrote and taught against the confession's teaching on the Sacraments? Specifically. Should a Baptist be allowed in Presbyterian pulpit? Or be given a teaching position? I know...
  26. Bookmeister

    Do you believe in the Redemptive-Historical model of preaching?

    I would like a feel for where people stand on PB about this. I am fairly new and interested. 1. Yes, it's the only way to preach. 2. Yes, it has it's place. 3. No, it ignores application. 4. No 5. What's Redemptive-Historical preaching?
  27. T

    Paul and Timothy Bible Conference

    The first ever Paul and Timothy Bible Conference is being held in Portland, OR on October 3rd and 4th. The Paul & Timothy Bible Conference :: In most churches today, the young man who heeds God’s call to ministry is faced with a dilemma. How can he gain experience in...