Expository Preaching and the Recovery of Christian Worship (Part Three)

Authentic expository preaching is marked by three distinct marks or characteristics: authority, reverence, and centrality. Expository preaching is authoritative because it stands upon the very authority of the Bible as the word of God. Such preaching requires and reinforces a sense of reverent expectation on the part of God's people. Finally, expository preaching demands the central place in Christian worship and is respected as the event through which the living God speaks to his people.

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Expository Preaching and the Recovery of Christian Worship (Part Two)

If preaching is central to Christian worship, what kind of preaching are we talking about? The sheer weightlessness of much contemporary preaching is a severe indictment of our superficial Christianity. When the pulpit ministry lacks substance, the church is severed from the word of God, and its health and faithfulness are immediately diminished.

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Expository Preaching and the Recovery of Christian Worship (Part One)

Expository preaching is central, irreducible, and nonnegotiable to the Bible’s mission of authentic worship that pleases God. John Stott’s simple declaration states the issue boldly: “Preaching is indispensable to Christianity.” More specifically, preaching is indispensable to Christian worship–and not only indispensable, but central.

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The Urgency of Preaching

Has preaching fallen on hard times? An open debate is now being waged over the character and centrality of preaching in the church. At stake is nothing less than the integrity of Christian worship and proclamation. How did this happen? And how do we recover?

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While It Is Day–Living as if Time Mattered, Part Two

On Saturday, May 21, Dr. Mohler addressed the class of 2005 at Union University’s Commencement ceremony. The time for all of us is far shorter than first appears, he told the graduates. In that light, what exactly should we do with the time we have been given? Today, we continue with Dr. Mohler’s remarks.

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While It Is Day–Living as if Time Mattered, Part One

On Saturday, May 21, Dr. Mohler addressed the class of 2005 at Union University’s Commencement ceremony. The time for all of us is far shorter than first appears, he told the graduates. In that light, what exactly should we do with the time we have been given?

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Truth-Telling is Stranger Than It Used to Be, Part Three

Postmodernism represents the unique challenge facing Christianity in this generation. Walter Truett Anderson cleverly described the postmodern reality in his clever book, Reality Isn’t What it Used to Be. This is the central claim of postmodernism–reality is not what it used to be, and never will be again. Humanity now come of age, we will make our own truth, define our own reality, and seek our own self-esteem.

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