#089: How the Pulpit can Help the Pew [PODCAST]

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    Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

    Sometimes pastors struggle in preaching because they don’t take their pulpit work seriously. Others struggle in preaching because they struggle alone. But good preaching is a partnership between pastor and congregation, pulpit and pew, the one who preaches and the one who listens. The pastor preaches to help those in the pew. But the congregation can and should help the one in the pulpit, as well.

    Here are seven ways the pew can helpt the pulpit…

    1. Pray for your pastor.
    2. Give your pastor time to study.
    3. Provide for your pastor.
    4. Be marked present for worship.
    5. Listen to the sermon.
    6. Encourage your pastor.
    7. Be a doer of the word


    How do you think the pew can help the pulpit preach faithfully, clearly, and better?


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    Next week will be the first “Mail Bag” episode of the podcast. The entire episode will be my answers to questions you may have about sermon preparation, expositional preaching, or pulpit ministry. Basically, anything you want to ask me about preaching! You can submit a question via any of my social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Can’t wait!


    An Invitation to Cutting It Straight 2019


    The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference will take place September 17-19, 2019 at the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida. This conference is dedicated to training, promoting, and modeling biblical preaching and teaching. There will be tracks for preaching, Christian education, Pastors’ Wives, Women’s Ministries, and Worship and Arts. Register today!



    If you have an idea for a podcast episode, a question to ask, or any feedback from what you have heard or read in this episode, leave a message in the comments section.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

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