Biblical Justice With Kevin Garcia

Biblical Justice With Kevin Garcia

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In today's episode we have my friend Kevin Garcia giving us the business on Biblical Justice. This is may not be the easiest conversation but it's a conversation we need to have in light of so many silent Evangelical Pulpits. We won't shy away from it here at The Preachers' College Podcast. Kevin has been a friend of mine for years and brings a unique perspective because he's young, hispanic, and an urban pastor. Most of the communicators we bring on the podcast are not hispanic, not always young, and mostly in suburban or rural contexts. We don't have to line up with everyone we listen to but humility allows us to learn from anyone God puts in front of us. It's something we say all the time here at…
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Revitalizing and Rural Preaching With Adam Wyatt

Revitalizing and Rural Preaching With Adam Wyatt

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In today's podcast we have Pastor Adam Wyatt Lead Pastor for First Baptist Leakesville straight outta Mississippi. He's also a National Replant Strategist with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. We discuss some of the nuances of preaching in a rural context and we spend time talking about what it takes to lead a church in the need of revitalization. In North America today we find ourselves in a position where over 80% of all churches are in plateau or decline. This means that the way forward for a multitude of churches is revitalization. Revitalization is fresh vision, fresh strategy, and a fresh move of God that leads to salvation of souls and the making of new disciples. Pastor Adam has become a friend of the…
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Preaching When You’re Not The Lead Pastor With Adam Tarnow

Preaching When You’re Not The Lead Pastor With Adam Tarnow

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Today's episode is with our friend Pastor Adam Tarnow. He was a referral to me by Pastor Todd Wagner, Lead Pastor of Watermark Church here in Dallas. Adam was a gift to us today because he helped those of us who are not in the Lead Pastor position but are looking to develop and grow in our preaching. He shared some nuggets from his experience behind closed doors at Watermark Church and we have so much for you in this episode. If you are a part of the Preachers' College Tribe you received the weekly email and inside of that email we shared with you a little nugget that Pastor Adam shared with us. This is the flowchart and sermon outline tool that he and other preaching pastors use at Watermark Church and…
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Biblical Justice and The Call of The Local Church With Justin Beller

Biblical Justice and The Call of The Local Church With Justin Beller

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  Today's episode is unique because we have my friend Justin Beller who is not a preacher joining us to help other preachers. Justin is a member of the local church and does not preach. He's a licensed commercial loan officer and offers a unique perspective as someone who gathers with the local church and walks with Jesus in the everyday patterns of life. He is someone that I was eager to have on the podcast because to me he embodies the call to Biblical Justice that so many find themselves talking about. He is someone who doesn't simply talk about Biblical Justice but practices it. He offers the why behind the what of Biblical Justice. He gives pastors encouragement around how to engage these issues in a helpful way.…
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Preaching Tools We Can Learn From Our Anglican Brothers with Wesley Walker

Preaching Tools We Can Learn From Our Anglican Brothers with Wesley Walker

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I've said it from day one and I'll say it again. You don't have to agree with everyone you listen to but humility allows us to learn from anyone God puts in front of us. Today we have none other than Father Wesley Walker a Pastor in an Anglican Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He shares with us his unique perspective of what it's like being a bi-vocational pastor in an Anglican Church. We in the modern Evangelical church have much to learn from various tribes and denominations which is why I'm so excited to have Wesley on the podcast today. He shares with us the unique aspects of brevity in preaching. He shares the value of leveraging an intentional liturgy as a part of Sunday morning services. He spends much…
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Preaching For The Unchurched With Ernest Smith

Preaching For The Unchurched With Ernest Smith

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For today's podcast episode we have Pastor Ernest Smith Lead Pastor of Front Range Church in Colorado. Pastor Ernest planted a church in one of the most unreached contexts in America and we have much to learn from him. In many ways his preaching and his church is much like a canary in a coal mine because I believe we are headed to a more unchurched culture and the South in America has much to learn from guys like Pastor Ernest and Churches like Front Range. We discuss how to preach on different tough topics in biblically winsome and faithful ways. We also discuss how to engage people who are not used to coming to church or not used to hearing clear Bible Teaching. Pastor Ernest shares his heart and…
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Worship and The Word With James Brown

Worship and The Word With James Brown

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James Brown is the Executive Pastor of Anchor Church in McKinney. He oversees a variety of ministries and he's one of my pastors. In today's episode we discuss the relationship between preaching and passion. We also talk about how the preaching of God's Word connects to the singing portion of our worship services. This topic is extremely important for all churches that are serious about leveraging their services for the advance of the Gospel, Biblical Teaching, and passionate, white-hot worship. In this episode we talk about the value of leveraging all aspects of the worship service in helping our people encounter the living presence of God. We spend time talking about how the sermon and the worship set flow together to help our people draw near to the presence and…
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Preaching from The Perspective of an Anglican Pastor

Preaching from The Perspective of an Anglican Pastor

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  In this week's episode we have none other than Pastor Thomas McKenzie, the Lead Pastor of Church of the Redeemer serving us today with wisdom and insight on preaching. The beauty about this episode is that we get a unique perspective from one of the largest denominations in Christianity: The Anglicans. This is certainly a special episode. Pastor Thomas shares how the Anglicans have used different tools like the Lectionary to teach the Bible thematically year after year. Pastor Thomas speaks from a perspective that I personally am not familiar with and after interviewing him for the podcast I personally walked away with several tools and things to consider that will help my preaching. I'm very excited to display the value of diversity when it comes to learning about preaching from different people. One of the…
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The Secret Sauce of Sermon Prep: Systems

The Secret Sauce of Sermon Prep: Systems

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This is a unique episode because I'm not interviewing anyone but I am sharing the stuff I've learned over the years and especially since I began interviewing some of the greatest preachers in our country. My goal in this episode is simple: I want to share the ideas of a sermon creation system and some of the content creation pieces that great preachers like Jesus, Spurgeon, and others have used. I'm not saying it's THE WAY to sermon prep but I am saying it could help you as you develop your own sermon prep process. If you have your own sermon content creation process I'd love to hear about it and learn from you as well. My hope is that we'd be a collaborative community sharing best practices as revealed…
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Preaching and The Value of Women in The Local Church

Preaching and The Value of Women in The Local Church

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In this week's episode we have Lacey Stevenson who offers a unique perspective as a woman in the church. She was referred to me by Mike Dsane (our guest for episode 1). Mike let me know that during his time for filling Matt Chandler's pulpit at The Village Church his fellow staff member (Lacey Stevenson) was extremely helpful in the sermon prep process so I asked her to join me on the podcast. She was gracious with her time and brought so much value. She shares with us not only the technical aspects of preaching that many of us miss but also a unique perspective on how to encourage women in their gifting within the local Church. I've personally found this conversation personally helpful especially in light of the gender…
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