In recent years, expository preaching has experienced a resurgence. In reaction to topical sermons driven by the personality and whims of the preacher or the felt needs of the congregation, many have returned to the practice of verse by verse exposition. I believe this trend has helped address the crisis of biblical illiteracy and the evangelical disconnect between the authority of Scripture and its sufficiency. Overall, the recovery of expositional preaching is a sign of health and cause for celebration. However, this return to text-driven preaching has exposed a hermeneutical deficiency—what do we do with the Old Testament?Read More
This past Sunday I finished preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. It was by far one of my favorite series I have done. Teaching and preparing for this series was a great challenge but also a great joy. It was convicting yet encouraging all at the same time. Within this sermon series not only was I amazed at the message of the sermon on the mount, I was even more amazed at the messenger. Jesus is the great teacher and preacher, but he is also my savior and my God.
Below is the links to the audio files at foresthillsbaptist.org. I preached every sermon except the one on the Lord's Prayer which was preached by Chris Dunn. The audio file from this past Sunday was corrupted, and as a result we do not have that audio file available.
I pray these messages will be used for your spiritual growth. Feel free to share with others. In addition, you can subscribe to the Forest Hills Baptist Church audio podcast in iTunes.
To say goodbye to this Sermon on the Mount is bitter sweet. I will miss it, but I'm excited to start preaching through Jonah in September!
Sermon on the Mount Sermons
We just finished studying the book of Ruth at Forest Hills Baptist Church. It has been a great study as we examined the love story between Ruth and Boaz. Throughout the whole book God is working continuously behind the sciences to accomplish his purposes. It was a great reminder of God's power, love, and compassion in gifting us with our redemption. All the sermon audio at Forest Hills can be found on our church website or you can subscribe to our podcast form the iTunes store. However, here is an archive of the four sermons from Ruth: The Romance of Redemption.
In this video, John Piper defines preaching as "expository exultation". Piper has been a great influence in my own life and thinking and I would define the task of preaching in a very similar way. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chuX6U-nX_8