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#124 | Preaching Advice for My Younger Self [PODCAST]

March 29, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. Over the years, I have interviewed various preachers about their life and ministry. In most of these interviews, my final question is the same. If you could get into a time-machine and go back to talk to your younger self, what advice would you give him? In this episode, I turn the question on myself. Here are seven pieces of preaching advice I would give to my younger self... Practice Spiritual Disciplines. Prioritize Formal Training. Pursue Godly Character. Read Formative Books. Record Study...
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#123: Preaching for the Long Haul [PODCAST]

March 15, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicating to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. What does it take to preach for the long haul? Spiritual Growth. Good preachers are growing preacher. The command to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18) is not just for those who hear us preach. Faithful preachers minister from the overflow of their personal devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. Believing Prayer. The work of ministry can be summarized as "prayer and the ministry of the word" (Acts 6:4). We cannot choose between the two. They are like...
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#122: Things I’ve Learned Along the Way [PODCAST]

February 26, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. Some years ago, I started a list of things I have learned over the years of my life and ministry. These are practical tips, lessons, and principles. I posted this list on my blog. Later, I published the list in a chapter of my book, "On Preaching." I want to share and comment on some of these things I learned along the way, particularly some that relate to the work of preaching. (God willing, I will share further tips from this list in...
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#121: Remembering Faithful Black Preachers [PODCAST]

February 8, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
It's Black History Month! In this episode, I want to introduce you to several faithful Black pastors and preachers you should know about and learn from. The men on this list are all blessed memories, who have moved from labor to reward. But their life and labor continue to impact lives for Christ. This is not "10 Ten" or "Best of" list. There are many important names that are not on this list (More material for future episodes!). And the names listed here are in no particular order. This is a personal list. But I hope you find it helpful....
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#120: Why Expository Preaching? [PODCAST]

February 3, 2021
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. I am a student of expositional preaching. I do not think, however, expository preaching is just another style of preaching. I believe expository preaching is the most faithful way to preach the word of God. In this episode, I want to offer you ten reasons why I practice and promote expository preaching. Why expository preaching? Divine Inspiration Proper Interpretation Biblical Illiteracy Ministerial Example Personal Sanctification Pulpit Authority Christian Worldview Church Health Pastoral Longevity Time Management Which of these reasons for expository preaching do...
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#119: Ideas for Your 2021 Preaching Plan [PODCAST]

November 25, 2020
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I want to offer you several ideas to consider as you plan your preaching calendar for 2021. Pastors are busy people. Sermon preparation is hard work. Preaching through COVID-19 is burdensome. The new year is a golden opportunity. Effective preachers are good stewards of their limited time. One way to be a steward of your opportunities to prepare and preach is to have a sermon plan. It may be a few a month or the entire year. You may do...
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#118: Preparing to Preach [PODCAST]

November 16, 2020
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicating to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, I want to talk to you about preparing to preach. A passion to preach without the discipline to study is a desire to perform. Preparing to preach is hard work. Preaching is the fun part. Preparing is the hard part. Faithful preachers do the hard work of diligent preparation. How do you prepare to preach? Preparing yourself. First and foremost, prepare yourself to preach. This begins by affirming your call to preach. Ministry is a calling you receive, not a...
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#117: Preaching as Leadership [PODCAST]

November 9, 2020
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. The faithful preacher should live as a preacher (1 Timothy 4:16; 2 Timothy 2:15). The faithful preacher should labor as a preacher, giving himself to the hard work of biblical research and sermon preparation. The faithful preacher should also lead as a preacher. There is no biblical dichotomy between the pastor as a preacher and the pastor as a leader. The pastor-teacher's primary work is to preach the word (2 Timothy 4:1-2). His leadership should flow out of his preaching, not compete with...
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#110: “Say It!” with Eric C. Redmond [PODCAST]

July 7, 2020
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.  In this episode of the podcast, I have the joy of talking preaching with Eric C. Redmond. Redmond is a Teaching-Pastor at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park (IL), an associate professor at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and the general editor of the new book on preaching, entitled, Say It! Celebrating Expository Preaching in the African American Tradition. There is a wonderful heritage of faithful preaching in the Black church. That great heritage is carried on by a great cloud of contemporary...
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#109: On Preaching Series with Ray Pritchard [PODCAST]

June 30, 2020
  Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.  Pastors are busy. We have lives. We have families. We have churches. With all of our personal and ministerial responsibilities, Sundays keep coming with unrelenting regularity. How do you remain fresh and faithful in the pulpit over the long haul? In this episode, I talk to Ray Pritchard of Keep Believing Ministries about preaching and, more specifically, preaching sermon series. Ray is a longtime pastor, prolific authority, and dynamic preacher. His sermons are clear, compelling, and convicting. Busy preachers will mind many...
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#108: On Preaching Jonah with Anthony J. Carter [PODCAST]

June 22, 2020
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.  I have been preaching through the book of Jonah at my church. During my studies, I have been helped and edified by the book Running From Mercy, by Anthony J. Carter. I reached out to Pastor Carter and he graciously agreed to join me for a conversation about preaching the book of Jonah. Anthony Carter is the founding pastor of East Point Church in East Point, GA, where he has served since 2008. A graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Carter is...
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#107: Marks of a Good Sermon [PODCAST]

June 9, 2020
  Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.  There are some sermons you can listen to. There are some sermons you cannot listen to. And there are some sermons you must listen to. What's the difference? Every preacher should strive to preach compelling sermons. This has nothing to do with how people respond to the message. Ultimately, that is in the Lord's hands. However, as much as it depends on us, we can strive to preach good sermons that demand a hearing and demand a verdict for Christ. What are...