Tag: Text-Driven Preaching


SOUTHWESTERN SEMINARY LAUNCHES NEW PREACHING WEBSITE – PREACHING SOURCE.COM!

Today the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary launched a new preaching website – http://preachingsource.com/. Text-Driven Preaching is preaching that develops the SUBSTANCE, STRUCTURE, & SPIRIT of the text. Check out the short interview where I explain what Text-Driven preaching is all about. http://preachingsource.com/preaching-interviews/. This is a multi-faceted resource for preachers, teachers, and   …Continue Reading


“THE PRINCE OF PREACHERS”

At age 17, he pastored his first church which grew in two years from 40 to 400. At age 19, he was preaching every Sunday to 5000+ people. By the age of 21, he had preached over 1000 times. When he became pastor of New Park Street Baptist Church in London at age 19, the   …Continue Reading


PREACHING 1 JOHN 2:15-17 – “DON’T LOVE THE WORLD”!

On March 6, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Irving, TX, I preached on 1 John 2:15-17. This is the famous passage where Christians are exhorted not to love the world. What on earth does John mean? The structure of this text is often missed by expositors. The text has one main point, encoded in the   …Continue Reading


Video Chapel Sermon – Hebrews 1:1-4

WHAT DOES TEXT-DRIVEN, CHRIST-CENTERED PREACHING LOOK LIKE? Here is my attempt to demonstrate it. Text: Hebrews 1:1-4. Preached in chapel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on Tuesday, February 23. Length: 45 minutes. Here is the link: http://media.swbts.edu/item/2163/the-7-wonders-of-jesus


CRASH COURSE IN LINGUISTICS FOR TEXT-DRIVEN PREACHING

A CRASH COURSE IN LINGUISTICS LINGUISTICS – The study of the structure of language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. PHONOLOGY – The identification and classification of all sounds used in a given language. LEXICON – Vocabulary of a language GRAMMAR – The study of the forms and structure of words (Morphology) and their arrangements in   …Continue Reading


TEXT-CENTERED PREACHING VS. TEXT-DRIVEN PREACHING

What is the difference between a sermon that is “text-centered” and one that is “text-driven”? Here is a chart I used at the Jacksonville Pastor’s Conference: Text-Centered                                                 Text-Driven Sermon from the text                                    Sermon about the text and derived from it Sermon based on a text                                Sermon explains meaning of the text Focus on textual theme                                Focus on textual   …Continue Reading


UPCOMING TEXT-DRIVEN PREACHING CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

Plans are progressing on the new School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary! Kick-off date: August 1. I am honored to be able to serve as the inaugural Dean of this new school. God is already opening many doors to preach and to teach Text-driven preaching in the US and around the world. Here   …Continue Reading


“Wresting the Text” – The Expositor in the Pulpit, Part 14

NOTE: This article is an excerpt from an excellent little book on preaching, The Expositor in the Pulpit, by the Greek scholar Marvin R. Vincent. The book is the content of his lectures given to students at Union Theological Seminary in 1884. The book is a must read for expository preachers and teachers. This section   …Continue Reading


Sermon Video – “My Anchor Holds” – Hebrews 6:13-20

Here is the video of my sermon at FBC Sunnyvale, TX, on July 19. The text is Hebrews 6:13-20. The Title is “My Anchor Holds.” https://t.co/HLL4ydQdPE


“THE EXPOSITOR IN THE PULPIT” – PART 3

NOTE: This article is an excerpt from an excellent little book on preaching, The Expositor in the Pulpit, by the Greek scholar Marvin R. Vincent. The book is the content of his lectures given to students at Union Theological Seminary in 1884. The book is a must read for expository preachers and teachers. Exposition is not   …Continue Reading