#011: Preparing Yourself To Preach [PODCAST]

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  • This is episode #011 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

    In this episode, we will talk about the importance of preparing yourself to be a faithful preacher of the word of God.


    Here are five ways to prepare yourself to preach… 

    1. Practice spiritual devotions.
    2. Establish your doctrinal convictions.
    3. Maintain a pastor’s heart.
    4. Develop a personal study system.
    5. Choose a sermon text.


    So what do you think? Have you prepared yourself to preach? What do you think about the advice I have given in this podcast? What should you work on going forward to better prepare yourself to preach?

    Episode Resources


    I hope to see you at the SBTS Expositors Conference October 28-30, 2014, with R. Albert Mohler and John F. MacArthur. I also will be speaking at the pre-conference on October 27.

    The most important part of a preacher’s life is the part that only God sees – the time alone with God, when you’re not sermonizing, when you’re not preparing for public ministry, when you are a sinner worshiping a holy God… So I would say to every preacher: Cultivate your spiritual roots and start each day with the Lord. – Warren W. Wiersbe


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    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.