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Lecture 14: What is Preaching?

What is Preaching: Expository If it is not expository, it is not Christian. Stott. Between Two Worlds. Expository Preaching starts in the Bible, explains the verse and stays in the Bible. Otherwise, you are just talking. Letting text talk. Packer You are just the mouthpiece. Starts with: No felt need. No culture trend. No political agenda. Just the Bible. Just God. Rooted and grounded....

January 25, 2023 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 13: The Preaching of John

Epistles of John John preached what he saw: the Son of God The Apostle John nearly 90 years old silent in Acts while Peter, the lead, did most of the preaching 5 books of the canon, Gospel of John; 1, 2, 3 John; Revelation 1 John 1:1–2 (CSB) What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have observed and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—that life was revealed, and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us—...

January 18, 2023 · 7 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 12: The Preaching in Hebrews

Hebrews is a reminder that every expositor is an evangelist. In as all roads lead to London, all text leads to the cross. Spurgeon. Hebrews is a sermon. Hebrews 13:22 (CSB) Brothers and sisters, I urge you to receive this message of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. Also, used by Paul on his first mission to Galatia: Acts 13:15 (CSB) After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, you can speak....

October 17, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 11: The Preaching of Paul, Part 3

2 Timothy 4:1–5 (CSB) 1 I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of his appearing and his kingdom: 2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and teaching. 3 For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear what they want to hear....

October 12, 2022 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 10: The Preaching of Paul, Part 2

Using the Pauline epistles, what is all involved in preaching. Colossians 1:28–29 - What, Who and How of a Sermon Colossians 1:28–29 (CSB) We proclaim him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 I labor for this, striving with his strength that works powerfully in me. We proclaim him Paul, Apostles, proteges, preachers throughout all generations. Preaching is teaching....

October 3, 2022 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 9: The Preaching of Paul, Part 1

Paul: Appointed to Preach by God Alone No church. No seminary. Nothing can appoint a preacher to preach other than God alone. Drive. Heart. Passion. Giftedness. Galatians 1:15–16 (CSB) But when God, who from my mother’s womb set me apart and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me, so that I could preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone....

September 30, 2022 · 12 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 8: The Preaching of Stephen, Phillip and James

Stephen Under the preaching of the Apostles Full of the Holy Spirit: Acts 6:5 (CSB) This proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a convert from Antioch. Taught and preached informally Powerfully Acts 6:8–15 (CSB) Now Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people....

September 29, 2022 · 13 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 6: The Preaching of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Greatest Preacher The Greatest Evangelist The Greatest Prophet The Greatest Teacher The Greatest Expositor The Greatest Confronter Matthew 4:17 (CSB) From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Jesus is the Repentance Preacher Change their mind, heart and will away from the world and turn to the Lord. Luke 13:3 (CSB) No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well....

September 13, 2022 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 7: The Preaching of Peter

Introduction: Training by Jesus 3 years sent out and evaluated then Great Commission Acts 1:4–8 (CSB) While he was with them, he commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise. “Which,” he said, “you have heard me speak about; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a few days.” 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?...

September 13, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 2: Preaching of the Prophets

Puritans' on Preaching: “Primary means of grace” not “only” but “primary” Biblically, Historically, Experientially The Confrontational Preacher: Elijah Elijah, “The Lord is God”, and that was his message in the time and age of false teachers and idol worshippers. 1 Kings 18:20–46 (CSB) 20 So Ahab summoned all the Israelites and gathered the prophets at Mount Carmel. 21 Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions?...

August 25, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 3: The Preaching of the Major Prophets

Prophetic in the OT: Major: Isaiah, Jeremiah/Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel Minor: Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Two fold thrusts: foretelling - accurately predict because God foreordain forth-telling - preached what God already said We must do the same: foretell - what has been revealed by God forth-tell - truth that has been revealed by God The Evangelical Preacher: Isaiah Brought the good news of salvation to the world....

August 25, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 4: The Preaching of the Minor Prophets

It takes a whole Bible to produce a whole Christian. JC Ryle. To whit: It takes preaching the whole Bible to make a whole preacher. Lawson. 1:00 Minor: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Minor to the brevity of their message. Yet, the message was major. Common Thread through the preaching of the Minor Prophets Sovereignty of God Supreme authority over nations:...

August 25, 2022 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 5: The Preaching in the Gospels

The Fiery Preacher: John the Baptist God sends a preacher to prepare the way for the Lord Jesus Christ. No other skill set but a preacher. Preached repentance Matthew 3:1–2 (CSB) In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!” No easy believe-ism. No cheap grace. There must be a break away from sin....

August 25, 2022 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Lecture 1: The History of Preaching in the Old Testament

“Preaching is indispensable to Christianity.” Stott. Between Two Worlds. The First Preacher: God Hebrews 1:1-2 (CSB) Long ago God spoke to our ancestors by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son. God has appointed him heir of all things and made the universe through him. Schaeffer. God Is There and He Is Not Silent....

August 22, 2022 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan