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#163 | What Commentaries Should I Use? [PODCAST]

May 27, 2024
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In order to be able to expound the Scriptures, and as an aid to your pulpit studies you will need to be familiar with the commentators: a glorious army, let me tell you, whose acquaintance will be your delight and profit. Of course, you are not such wiseacres as to think or say that you can expound Scripture without assistance from the works of divines and learned men who have laboured before you in the field of exposition. If you are of...
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#162 | What to Look for in Observations [PODCAST]

May 20, 2024
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better.  The sermon preparation is a twofold process of getting the text right and getting the truth across.  In terms of biblical exegesis (getting the text across), I commend to you the inductive Bible study process:  Observation: What does the text say?  Interpretation: What does the text mean? Application: How does the text apply? Correlation: How does the text relate? In this episode, H.B. focuses on doing observations. The tools you need for this part of your word work are a Bible, something...
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Family Matters | Exodus 20:12

May 13, 2024
By H.B. Charles Jr.
The Ten Commandments begin with a theological emphasis and then move to ethical issues. Exodus 20:1-17 assumes one must have a proper relationship with God to have a proper relationship with your neighbor.  Theology comes before ethics.  Religion comes before morality.  Worship comes before community.  The Ten Commandments teach us to love God before they teach us to love one another. When the Decalogue moves from loving God to loving neighbor, the first commandment is: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Before the sanctity of life, sexual morality, respect for other’s property, the importance of honesty, or the curbing of jealousy, God...
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#161 | Theological Disciplines for Expository Preaching [PODCAST]

May 13, 2024
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you to preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we'll discuss theological disciplines for expository preaching. As a study and advocate of expository preaching, I believe that it is the most faithful way to handle the word of God. Why expository preaching? Because I believe it is the most faithful way to handle the word of God. Expository preaching is the proper response to God-breathed scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-4:2). The bottom line of this episode is that faithful exposition is theologically informed. It should be doctrinal, not merely...
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#160 | 4 Sentences That Will Improve Your Preaching [PODCAST]

April 29, 2024
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 of the podcast, H.B. discusses four sentences that will improve your preaching. That may seem to be a big promise. But carefully crafting these sentences will truly help you to get the text right and get the truth across.  Of course, the development of your sermon will involve more than these four sentences. But working hard on this sermon will bring purpose, unity, and movement to your sermon. What are the four sentences that can improve your preaching? The Text...
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#159 | Overcoming Sermon Writer’s Block [PODCAST]

April 25, 2024
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, H.B. discusses how to overcome sermon writer's block. Writer's block typically affects authors, composers, or artists, but it can also happen to preachers, with the accompanying spiritual implications.   You can struggle to understand the text, craft the message, or prepare yourself to preach. How do you overcome sermon writer's block?  Guard Your Heart. The heart is the primary instrument of Christian ministry. Whenever there is something that is not right in our lives or ministries, the heart of the...
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#158 | Grant R. Castleberry Interview [PODCAST]

April 15, 2024
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, H.B. interviews a new friend, Grant R. Castleberry. Grant Castleberry became the senior pastor of Capital Community Church in August 2019. As senior pastor of Capital, Grant is responsible for preaching the Word of God, shepherding, caring for, discipling, and equipping the saints for the work of ministry, and working with the elders to cast the overall vision for Capital. Grant completed his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University while also serving in the student body elected positions of junior...
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#157 | How to State Your Sermon Outline [PODCAST]

April 1, 2024
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, H.B. gives several tips for stating the points, headings, or movements of the main body of your sermon. Effective sermons have clear structure. The structure of the sermon does not have to be explicit. But a good sermon outline benefits both the preacher and the hearer.  How should you state your sermon outline?  Use simple statements. Use clear statements.  Use biblical statements.  Use provable statements.  Use complete statements.  Use distinct statements.  Use parallel statements.  Use present-tense statements.  Use action statements. ...
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#156 | Impactful Sermons I’ve Heard [PODCAST]

March 18, 2024
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, H.B. discusses impactful sermons he has personally heard over the years. The sermons affirm the power of hearing the word of God preached. They remind us that the Holy Spirit is at work through our preaching. They also show us that the Lord uses people with different backgrounds to preach effectively.  Sermons discussed in this episode... "Will Your House Stand?" by H.B. Charles Sr. "Will You Give Jesus Your Lunch? by Richard D. Sanders  "What Can that Boy Tell Me?"...
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#155 | Key Questions for Proper Interpretation [PODCAST]

March 11, 2024
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, H.B. discusses how to ask the right questions to properly interpret your sermon text. Proper interpretation is the foundation of biblical preaching. It should be preceded by careful observations of the sermon text. As you seek to understand the meaning of the text, it is important to ask the right questions. You must ask the right questions to get the right answers. What are the key questions for proper interpretation? What is the book about?  What is the literary genre? ...
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#154 | How to Learn to Preach [PODCAST]

March 11, 2024
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, H.B. talks about practical ways to learn to preach or to preach better. Because we are called to preach the holy word of the living God, we should strive to give it our best. The good news is that you can learn to preach, following practical rules with divine help. And you can learn to preach better. How can I learn to preach better?  By studying the Bible. Through prayer to God.  By listening to good preaching.  By preaching.  By...
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#153 | Vital Statistics for Biblical Preaching [PODCAST]

February 26, 2024
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, H.B. discusses the importance of getting the vital statistics of a book of the Bible before you study individual texts in that book.  Here's the principle: A proper introduction to the book leads to a proper interpretation of the text.  What vital statistics should you discover?  The Author The Audience or Recipients  Date of Writing  Place of Writing  Key Terms Key Verses  Key Persons  Key Places  The Occasion  The Point or Purpose  The Doctrinal Themes  The Structure  View of Christ ...