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 it. In a real sense, expositional preaching should result in expositional leadership.
Here are ten reasons why the preacher should strive to lead as a preacher…
- Preaching builds pastoral influence.
- Preaching develops biblical convictions.
- Preaching regulates corporate worship.
- Preaching nurtures spiritual leaders.
- Preaching encourages mutual care.
- Preaching provides spiritual counsel.
- Preaching summons Christian workers.
- Preaching models effective evangelism.
- Preaching prioritizes church hearth.
- Preaching establishes congregational stability.
How do you view the relationship between preaching and leadership? Join the conversation in the comments section.
Preaching the Word is the primary task of the Church, the primary task of the leaders of the Church, the people who are set in this position of authority; and we must not allow anything to deflect us from this, however good the cause, however great the need. – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
- BOOK | On Preaching by H.B. Charles Jr.
- BOOK | On Pastoring by H.B. Charles Jr.
- BOOK | It Happens After Prayer by H.B. Charles Jr.
- BOOK | The Difference Jesus Makes by H.B. Charles Jr.
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