Clarity in Your Christmas Preaching!

NOTE: This post by Dr. Matthew McKellar, Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, first appeared at www.theologicalmatters.com on December 9, 2011. It contains some excellent pointers for all preachers about their Christmas preaching. It is...

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving is much more than Indians and pilgrims, turkey and dressing, or Snoopy and Superhero balloons floating down 6th Avenue in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thanksgiving Day is a distinctive holiday. It doesn’t commemorate a battle or anyone’s...
7 Foundations of Effective Sermons

7 Foundations of Effective Sermons

Here is an outline of essential elements for good preaching from my perspective. Much more could be said about each of these elements. This is only a summary. 1. INTERPRETATION – What is the meaning of the text? Determining textual meaning is the essential first...