The Beginner's Guide to Expository Preaching
Have you ever listened to a sermon and felt your heart soar as a fresh insight is given or a long-forgotten emphasis is brought back to you? Have you ever preached a sermon and felt your heart sink as...
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Have you ever listened to a sermon and felt your heart soar as a fresh insight is given or a long-forgotten emphasis is brought back to you?
Have you ever preached a sermon and felt your heart sink as you see the lack of impact it is making on those blank faces listening to you?
Preaching, that long neglected and much required skill, has two competing the strains. On the one hand preachers need to hold onto the truth of the message, striking the line of truth cleanly, never adding or removing anything from it. On the other hand preachers need to communicate - to reach out and with the help of the Spirit grab the heart of listener.
It's not an easy balance to find, but Stephen McQuoid brings a refreshing dose of sensible and thoroughly biblical advice to help us.
"Marked by practicality and realism. Both emerging and established preachers cannot fail to profit from it." - Derek Prime.
John Charles Ryle 1816 1900 was the first Bishop of Liverpool England. After a dazzling sporting career at school and university poised on the verge of national recognition he gave it all up to become a minister in the Church of England.However his leadership abilities on the field of play stood out and prepared him for the difficult task of being an evangelical leader of a mixed diocese in the most sectarian of English cities. Throughout his period in office Ryle was respected by his colleagues to the extent that even one of his most strident opponents broke down and wept at the news of his death. He was able to master the difficult task of being firm in his beliefs and loving in his application of them. His gracious spirit is an example to us today. This is probably why many of Ryle's writings have been continuously in print for over 100 years. Here Ryle explains that divisive often derided and misapplied by advertising term 'born again'. He explains what being 'born again' means wh
Stephen grew up in Ethiopia where his parents were missionaries. He then lived in Ireland where he qualified as a nurse before going on to study theology. He has a Dip.Th. from Belfast Bible College, a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity College, an MA and a PhD in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing further postgraduate study with Spurgeons College. He has also written six books. Stephen is married to Debbie and they are both involved in a church planting situation in Bellshill. Stephens preaching ministry takes him throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.