Unashamed Workmen 10: Richard Phillips

April 14, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We come to the end of this excellent book: "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson We've spent ten weeks looking at these ten pastors and gleaning from them some helps for studying God's word and preparing expository messages. It has been a very profitable book… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 9: Douglas Sean O'Donnell

April 7, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Nearing the end of this terrific book, I see that (at least in my estimation) they've left some of the best for last. This is the ninth preacher in a book spotlighting the weekly routine of ten expository preachers: "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson Jason… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 8: Josh Moody

March 31, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We come today to eavesdrop on the 8th preacher giving us an overview of their weekly sermon preparation in a book highlighting the practice of ten faithful pastors: "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson Hershael W. York, a Professor of Preaching at The Southe… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 7: David Meredith

March 24, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm plugging away week by week through the book,  "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson Bryan Chapell, author of one of best overall books ever written on expository preaching, "Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon" writes in a book… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 6: Simon Manchester

March 17, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson To quote D. A. Carson, "This is a great book." He adds, "This is not so much a book for students as for preachers - a book to savor, reading a chapter or two, then a … Read More

Unashamed Workmen 5: David Jackman

March 10, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson I've been enjoying every chapter of this very good book. These proven expositors each have unique and helpful things to convey regarding their typical practice of sermon prep… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 4: Ajith Fernando

March 3, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson We're eavesdropping in the study of ten proven, veteran preachers to glean some helps and observe some legitimate differences in sermon preparation. I'm enjoying the book and… Read More

Unashamed Workmen 3: Iain Duguid

February 24, 2015 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm taking ten weeks to work through the book, "Unashamed Workmen: How Expositors Prepare and Preach"edited by Rhett Dodson The book allows us to eavesdrop in the study of ten proven and experienced preachers to glean some helps for our own labors in sermon prep. It's a very practical and enjoyabl… Read More

We've come to #7 in this series reviewing contributions made by various authors on Sermon Preparation. Here's an overview of the books I'm highlighting: (1) A couple of my Mentors and an Introduction to some of the most helpful books on sermon preparation(2) Sidney Greidanus, “Preaching Chris… Read More

We've come to #6 in this series reviewing contributions made by various authors on Sermon Preparation. Here's an overview of the books I'm highlighting: (1) A couple of my Mentors and an Introduction to some of the most helpful books on sermon preparation(2) Sidney Greidanus, “Preaching Chris… Read More

Sermon Prep 5: Millar & Campbell, "Saving Eutychus"

October 27, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

We've come to #5 in this series reviewing contributions made by various authors on Sermon Preparation. Here's an overview of the books I'm highlighting: (1) A couple of my Mentors and an Introduction to some of the most helpful books on sermon preparation(2) Sidney Greidanus, “Preaching Chris… Read More

We've looked at an introduction to where I've landed regarding a simplified guide for sermon preparation in a blog I wrote a couple of weeks ago - drawn heavily from the recent book by David Helm, "Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today." I, like every other preacher am continually se… Read More

I mentioned in a blog on a couple of primary mentors in my homiletical (preaching) training (Al Martin and Art Azurdia), a number of books on preaching that I wanted cull some information from, specifically on the issue of sermon preparation. Last time we looked at Sidney Greidanus' book on "Pr… Read More

Sidney Greidanus “Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Approach” (Eerdmans Publishing Co. Grand Rapids, MI: 1999) Back in April of this year I wrote a blog article on "Preaching Christ from all the Scriptures Qualified." I would point my readers to that … Read More

Last week, Oct. 8, 2014, I wrote a blog on Sermon Preparation, “Preaching Prep: My Distillation and a Confession.”I shared there my distillation of the basic elements of sermon preparation – hammered out after reading David Helm’s book, "Expositional Preaching: How We Speak G… Read More

Preaching Prep: My Distillation and a Confession

October 8, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I mentioned in the last post on David Jackman's book, "Teaching Isaiah" that in a couple weeks I'm attending what I consider to be one of the most helpful events for a preacher - the annual "Charles Simeon Trust" Preaching Workshop in Portland, OR (they are similar annual conferences all around the … Read More

"Teaching Isaiah" by David Jackman

October 6, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

I'm attending one of my favorite engagements as a pastor later next week. It's not something I look forward to as a time to relax and rest - there are conferences that have that benefit for the tired and weary pastor. This conference involves quite a bit of work, but it is well worth the effort and … Read More

Topical Sermons

August 20, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

In a recent book on Preaching by John Piper’s successor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, Jason Meyer (a book called, simply, “Preaching: A Biblical Theology”), there is a chapter near the end entitled, “Topical Preaching: Friend or Foe?” He answers the qu… Read More

There’s a story in the autobiography of Charles Spurgeon of His most influential theological tutor as a young man. It was “a big, sturdy woman” known to the students of his middle school as "cook." As she taught Charles Spurgeon theology, she teaches us a good lesson in ecclesiolog… Read More

Power in the Pulpit, Henry Fish, Part 2

June 2, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Having considered in our last post the first two headings of Henry Fish's excellent booklet, "Power in the Pulpit" (published by The Banner of Truth Trust), I. The Matter, II. The Manner, today we listen to an abridgement of his thoughts on: III. The Man (some of his thoughts here would probably be… Read More

Power in the Pulpit, Henry Fish, Part 1

May 30, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Henry C. Fish was the pastor of a large church in Newark, NJ (1820-1877) and the author of a number of books, including, the reprinted "Handbook of Revivals" and "Primitive Piety Revived." The Banner of Truth Trust has also republished an article which originally appeared the British and Foreig… Read More

I was privileged to attend The Spurgeon Fellowship Pastor’s Conference in Cannon Beach, OR this last January. The Spurgeon Fellowship (link here) is a Pastor’s Fraternal sponsored by Western Seminary in Portland, OR. The man behind the curtain is Dr. Art Azurdia, Associate Professor of P… Read More

Spurgeon on Hermeneutics and Commenting

April 23, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Yesterday we began to look at the astonishing lecture by Charles Spurgeon entitled, “On Commenting” found in his excellent book, “Commenting and Commentaries” (available electronically here). In addition to cataloguing English Commentaries that had been published until his da… Read More

A widely overlooked lecture by the Prince of Preachers is Charles Spurgeon’s address "On Commenting” in his well-known volume, “Commenting and Commentaries." Prefacing this impressive catalogue and critique of over 3,000 commentaries are two articles, “A Chat about Commentari… Read More

Preaching Christ From All The Scriptures Qualified

April 14, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

One of the revolutionary mountain-tops in the Christian pilgrimage is to see that the Scriptures everywhere point to the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Bible is not just a collection of tales or a history of Judaism and Christianity. Nor is it merely a sin-management guidebook or a collec… Read More

Worship Matters 4: Essential Elements

March 20, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Review of Bob Kauflin's "Worship Matters"; 2: Additional Resources, 3: Ecclesiastical Foundations II. The Essential Elements     A. Deeply-Driven Spikes          1. Scripture          2. Preaching          3. … Read More

Matthew 23: The Woes and Weeping of Jesus

March 13, 2014 | by: Bob Schilling | 0 comments

Jesus is a model here of both Boldness and Brokenness. Let me explain. Matthew 23 contains probably the strongest denunciations in all of Scripture (though the Bible in many places declares severe warnings to the wicked), and they come from the lips of the Prince of Peace. Strong pronouncements of… Read More

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