Preaching New Testament instructions without moralism

At church, we are fast approaching the end of our series in Hebrews. Yesterday, was the penultimate sermon covering the first part of chapter 13.

Partisan application of the rules

Danny Finkelstein has written this comment piece in The Times (paywall) with which I am in full agreement. Perhaps one of my friends who is

Where do you get that from the text?

It’s a simple little question, isn’t it? Where do you get that from the text? Simple, but effective. Not only effective, but really quite important.

Asking the right questions when the Bible answers questions we aren’t asking (and ignores the ones we are)

One issue that often surfaces when interpreting passages of the Bible is the desire to expect answers to questions that the text isn’t asking. Without

Explanation, application & mention of Jesus

The other day I wrote a post about what constitutes a competent sermon. You can read that post here. Essentially, I said a competent sermon

The essentials of a competent sermon

I was chatting with somebody recently about what makes a good sermon. I have had similar conversations over the years with different people. To some

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