Interviews and messages designed to help you understand, apply and teach the Bible with power and clarity to this generation.
- Precision in the Pulpit: A Labor of Love with Paul MoweryPaul Mowery's early years of Christian ministry were plagued by toxicity and leadership dysfunction, and so he has put deliberate work into creating ecosystems of accountability, spiritual health and plural leadership. He talks with Mike about some of the weaknesses that are inherent with the so-called "Moses Model" of pastoral leadership, as well as the importance of precision in sermon delivery. It is always worth putting work into finding a clearer and shorter way to express something! “If we say too much in a single sermon, we may give a field of wheat instead of a loaf of bread.” - Charles Spurgeon." Paul will be a panelist at our next in-person Training Weekend for men and women of all ages at The Creek Church in Indianapolis, Indiana!In this interactive seminar, attendees will learn from experienced practitioners from the stage and meet in groups and build ongoing relationships with coaches and mentors who want to help you grow in your personal study and public proclamation of God's Word.The Creek ChurchIndianapolis, IndianaOctober 27-28, 2023Recommended Episodes: Marcus Honeysett on policies, plurality and prioritizing character over comptencies https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/spiritual-character-outweighs-technical-competencies-marcus-honeysettTerry Mitchell on
- FAQ with Nick Cady + Mike NegliaNick and Mike spend time answering some questions that have come our way about preaching while in pain (both physical and emotional), some objections about Christ centered preaching (isn't this just shoehorning Jesus into passages that He isn't actually referenced in?) some of the practicalities about women teaching the Bible in complementarian churches, addressing controversial topics (and sinful practices) from the pulpit while remaining gracious in tone and avoiding "Christianese" in preaching so that we are intelligible to visitors. Resources Mentioned: Is it a stretch to say that everything in the Bible points to Jesus? - Theology for the People Podcast featuring Nick + Mikehttps://anchor.fm/theologyforthepeople/episodes/Christ-Centered-Hermeneutics---Part-1-Is-it-a-stretch-to-say-that-everything-in-the-Bible-points-to-Jesus----with-Mike-Neglia-e17q0sdResponding to Objections to Christ-Centered Hermeneutics - Theology for the People Podcast featuring Nick + Mike : https://anchor.fm/theologyforthepeople/episodes/Christ-Centered-Hermeneutics---Part-2-Responding-to-Objections-to-Christ-Centered-Hermeneutics---with-Mike-Neglia-e18563k“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will beco
- Preaching The Efficacious Word Of God with Jeremy KimbleEfficacious means the "ability to produce the intended result". When used to describe the Word of God it means that when God speaks it has transformative power, and it results in the transformation of the believer, both from death to life and in progressing in holiness. Dr Jeremy Kimble believes in the efficacy of the Scriptures and has written a helpful book that both explains and argues for the efficacy of God's Word, and then gives VERY practical applications to the life of the Christian, the counsellor, the parent, the leader and the preacher. In this conversation, Jeremy speaks about an arresting sermon that he heard as a young man, and the transformative impact it had on him, and then goes on to answer questions about the necessity of preaching, the MIM and the MIT of sermon preparation and delivery and plenty of on-the-ground practical advice and encouragement. "The amazing thing is that everyone who reads the Bible has the same joyful thing to say about it. In every land, in every language, it is the same tale: where that Book is read, not with the eyes only, but with the mind and heart, the life is changed. Sorrowful people are comforted, sinful people are transformed, peoples who were in the dark walk in the light. Is it not wonderful to think that this Book, which is such a mighty power if it gets a chance to work in an honest heart, is in our hands today?" - Amy Carmichael Dr. Jeremy Kimble is Associate Professor of Theology at Cedarville University. He is passionate about teaching college students and graduate students the truth of God’s Word. His hope is that through his courses, students will grow in their love for God and others, rightly understand the grand narrative of Scripture, and apply theological truths to everyday life. He is committed to teaching in the classroom, men
- The Gospel from Cover to Cover with Tony Clark + Panel.This message and panel discussion is from the 2022 CGN Pastors and Leaders Conference, held in the serene backdrop of Costa Mesa, California. Tony Clark, a seasoned voice in ministry, imparts a powerful call to fellow leaders, emphasizing the importance of faithfully delving into the context of each scripture passage while also weaving it into the grand narrative of the Bible – the gospel of Jesus Christ. Following Tony's resonant insights, a dynamic panel featuring Jeff Gipe, Brenda Leavenworth, and Mike Neglia takes the stage, engaging in a candid conversation to address audience questions on practical sermon application, homiletical techniques, and the art of captivating communication (AKA how to not be boring) Recommended Episodes: The long awaited Tony Clark interview! : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2023/2/14/practical-application-is-far-too-important-for-you-to-leave-it-out-tony-clark Ray Ortlund 1st interview : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/8/18/how-gospel-preaching-creates-gospel-culture-ray-ortlund Ray Ortlund 2nd interview : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2023/7/11/leaving-behind-our-hidden-shame-for-his-glorious-grace-ray-ortlund Sam Allberry : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/9/21/embodied-preaching-sam-allberry For information about our upcoming training events visit ExpositorsCollective.com
- What Am I Supposed To Do With My Hands?" And Other Lessons That Preachers Can Learn From Toastmasters with Nick HarveyLet's go on a journey that bridges the spiritual and secular realms of communication. Join us for a thoughtful and self-reflective exploration as we think about the true meaning of effective preaching, drawing inspiration from an unexpected source – Toastmasters. In this thought provoking episode, we are joined by Nick Harvey, Young Adult leader at Calvary Chapel Santa Maria, who reveals the treasures of merging Spirit dependent teaching with the art and craft of public speaking.Prepare to uncover timeless techniques that transcend boundaries, allowing you to captivate hearts and minds. Discover the profound impact of purposeful gestures (what on earth are we supposed to do with our hands, anyway?) the artful elimination of filler words, and the transformative beauty of a well-placed pause. Beyond the pulpit, our conversation also extends guidance to bivocational ministers, helping make the most of limited hours, and giving time to overlapping realms of responsibility.Nick Harvey has been a bi-vocational bible teacher and speaker for 25 years. Nick has spent time learning to rely on the Holy Spirit in teaching and not his own ability. He is passionate about teaching the technical side of preaching and speaking to groups, no matter how large or small.Resources Mentioned: Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.: https://www.toastmasters.org/How Toastmasters Can Help a Preacher - Shawn Nelson : https://nelson.ink/how-toastmasters-can-help-the-preacher/This week's episode is sponsored by the book "Authority: How Godly Rule Protects the Vulnerable, Strengthens Communities, and Promotes Human FlourishingBy
- "The Bible is a Book about Jesus" - Christ-Centered Hermeneutics with Nick CadyThe Bible holds its greatest meaning and richness when interpreted through the lens of Jesus-shaped goggles, revealing its Main Character and guiding us towards explicitly Christian sermons. It is through this transformative perspective that the profound wisdom of the scriptures emerges, showcasing how each passage, story, and verse converges to illuminate the life, teachings, and grace of Jesus. Nick Cady and Mike Neglia joined forces to lead an enlightening workshop the picturesque setting of Boise Idaho. Their mission was to equip attendees with the tools to deliver Gospel-centered sermons that resonated with the essence of the gospel from any part of the Bible.Throughout the event, participants immersed themselves in a captivating atmosphere of learning, exploration, and revelation. They learned to discern the gospel's truth and significance in every page of the Bible, discovering how its messages beautifully interweave with the redemptive narrative of Jesus Christ. With eloquence and expertise, the speakers showcased the power of preaching with authenticity, relevancy, and heartfelt conviction. Participants were encouraged to connect biblical truths with the real-life experiences and struggles of their audience, bridging the gap between the ancient texts and contemporary challenges. The ultimate goal was to point people towards the transformative power of the gospel, urging them to embrace the profound love, redemption, and grace found in Christ. As the event concluded, the attendees left equipped and inspired to proclaim the gospel from every passage, impacting lives and transforming hearts with the eternal truth of Jesus's love.Recommended Episodes: How to Preach Christ from Every Text: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2019/3/26/episode-40-how-to-preach-christ-from-every-text Heralding the Voice of Christ - Glen Scrivener : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/5/18/heralding-the-voice-of-christ-glen-scrivener
- Spirit-Anointed Preaching: Cultivating a Heart-Driven Pulpit Ministry with Justin ThorntonMost of the time we think of the sermon preparation journey as one that starts at the desk and ends in it's delivery, but Justin Thornton invites us to peel back one more layer and start with the heart. He is the author of the book "The Preacher" which is a comprehensive guide from heart to pulpit. It will take you on a journey starting from what the heart should look like, to the basics of hermeneutics and exegesis, to homiletics and eventually delivery. It is for the seasoned preacher and the seasoned preacher trying to train up a team of new preachers.In this conversation Justin speaks about the dynamics of being a guest speaker, the difference between owning words and simply renting them, and how we can seek after the anointing of God upon our messages, and our lives. Read more about Justin's book (and purchase a copy) here: www.thePreacherBook.com Justin Thornton is a child of God desperate for Jesus. He is married to Adreanne and is a father to Anabelle(12), J.D.(10),Selah(6) and Judah(1mo). He works as a Director of Multiplication with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He has planted two churches and is passionate about multiplication and the future of Church Planting. He is also the author of “The Preacher. A Comprehensive Guide from Heart to Pulpit”. Their family lives in Toledo, OH and as a family hope to join in God’s plan of mobilizing a multiplication movement.Recommended Episodes: Is it possible to be TOO vulnerable in the pulpit? - Josh White : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2023/5/23/is-it-possible-to-be-too-vulnerable-in-the-pulpit-josh-white Address
- Spiritual Character Outweighs Technical Competencies - Marcus HoneysettJoin us in this heart-searching and thought-provoking podcast episode as we dive into the essence of spiritual leadership with Marcus Honeysett! After discussing some of the technical issues of preaching and the opportunities that the pulpit has for shaping a culture of truth and love, Mike and Marcus then speak about the limitations of the pulpit, and the importance of imitation and emulation in the life of a spiritual leader. Discover why the character of a preacher outweighs mere competencies, and how imitation and emulation play vital roles in shaping effective leaders. Marcus also helps us explore power dynamics and how to foster a healthy atmosphere of accountability within a church context, and the value of not only having healthy church policies and procedures, but how to communicate them to the members of the church congregation. If you're passionate about personal growth, spiritual leadership, and creating a positive impact within your faith community, this podcast is a must-listen! Marcus is founding director of Living Leadership. There is nothing he enjoys more than encouraging and nurturing church leaders. His books include Powerful Leaders? (IVP, 2022), Finding Joy (IVP, 2005), Gospel Centred Preaching (Good Book Company, 2014) and Fruitful Leaders (IVP, 2011). Marcus is married to Ros and they have one son. www.livingleadership.orgTwitter @marcushoneysettResources Mentioned:
- Trauma, Crisis, Brokenness and the Pulpit with Krista FoxTrauma, Crisis and Brokenness are part of the human experience and as pastors, disciple-makers and Bible teachers we need to be aware of how God's Word and God's Spirit empower us to listen well, speak carefully and actually HELP people. Krista Fox speaks about her experience as a missionary in in the Amazonian region of Brazil in Belem, Para working with individuals involved in prostitution, sex trafficking and refugees. She is the founder of Applied Care for Trauma which partners with other organizations, churches, and mission fields to equip Christians to work with brokenness and trauma in their people. Krista is originally from Denver, CO where she served in ministry with their first church plant until they left for the mission field. She and her family, her husband Kyle of 21 years and their 2 sons, lived and served as missionaries in the Amazonian region of Brazil in Belem, Para for 8 years. She and her husband planted Calvary Chapel Belém where Krista also served as the women’s ministry leader as well as developed and led the Proverbs 24:11 ministry (a ministry dedicated to individuals involved in human trafficking and prostitution). Krista and her family have currently transitioned from the missions field to Southern California.Krista has been involved in ministry for over 16 years. She has a masters degree in counseling and is currently pursuing her doctorate’s degree in Counseling:Traumatology. Her heart’s desire is to see the hurt healed and walking with the Lord. She is currently developing a new ministry, Applied Care for Trauma (ACT), which offers trainings and encouragement to churches/ministries who desire to counsel/discipline the hurting people in their care in a Biblical, practical and effective manner.Resources Mentioned: The White Umbrella : Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking - Mary Frances Bowley https://www.amazon.com/White-Umbrella-Walking-Survivo
- Scripture Memorization and Spiritual Formation with Kieran LenahanKieran Lenahan believes that so much of who we become is influenced by what we allow our minds to dwell on. He has prioritised scripture memorization as a spiritual discipline which is allowing his mind to consistently and rhythmically come back to the truth of God's Word again and again. He shares with Mike a story of when his life was directed and a decision was clarified for him through a memorised passage from Deuteronomy and they speculate on ways in which a church community, which is memorizing the same scripture passages might greet each other, and how the preaching (and discipleship) ministry could be enhanced. Kieran has developed a text-message based scripture memorization system that has served him and his community called Malachi Daily; to sign up (for free) visit https://malachidaily.com/?via=expositor-s-collectiveKieran Lenahan is a husband, foster/adoptive dad to 2 toddlers and an entrepreneur working at the intersection of entrepreneurship and spiritual formation. He's a coach to faith driven entrepreneurs and the co-founder of Malachi Daily, a subscription service that helps Jesus followers memorize 1 passage of Scripture a week and learn its context, via text messages. When he’s not working, you can find him on the basketball court, in a body of water or spending time with his family. “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52, ESV)“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his deligh
- Preaching Mentorship + Panel Discussion - Clay WorrellMentorship or coaching from an older, wiser, more experienced preacher is a crucial ingredient if you want to grow in your personal study and public proclamation of Gods word. This episode features a testimonial of gratitude from Clay Worrell highlighting some of the leaders who took time out of their schedule to invest in him, as well as advice to those who are seeking out a mentorship relationship. After his talk he is joined on stage by Tucker Maile, Brian Brodersen and Troy Drake to answer questions from the audience. We hope that this is an encouragement to seek out a mentor, or to be a mentor to someone else. Register for our August 11-12th Temecula, California training event here: https://expositorscollective.regfox.com/expositors-collective-temecula Register for our Oct 27-28 Indianapolis, Indiana training event here: https://expositorscollective.regfox.com/expositors-indianapolis Related Expositors Collective Episodes: Mentorship Exemplified: Testimonials from 11 former guests on the show highlighting the mentors in their lives: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/10/25/mentorship-exemplifiedMentorship Q+A Panel featuring Ray Bentley, Brian Brodersen, Pilgrim Benham, Shawn Stone and Kellen Criswell https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2019/11/4/episode-72-preaching-mentorships-qaMike Payne on Mentorship (with Hungarian translation!) :
- Leaving Behind Our Hidden Shame For His Glorious Grace - Ray OrtlundRay Ortlund speaks with Mike about his Sunday morning routine, that consists of prayer and “major surgery” on his sermon manuscript, as well as an explanation of what his new post as a Canon Theologian and Catechist actually entails. The majority of the conversation is spent speaking about the power of the gospel to overcome hidden shame and lead people into the glorious freedom of the grace of Christ. Ray’s latest book “The Death of Porn : Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility” is published by Crossway and is available everywhere. Pornography may seem inescapable, but God can free us from its destructive power. The gospel replaces the dehumanizing lies of pornography with this surprising truth: God created us as royalty. How then can we reclaim our God-given identity to take a stand against—and ultimately starve—the predatory porn industry?At the conclusion of the interview Ray gives advice on how to reach 71 years old and not just remain faithful to Christ, but flourishing in relationship with Him and loving Him more than ever. Ray Ortlund is the President of Renewal Ministries, the Pastor to Pastors at Immanuel Church Nashville, and a Canon Theologian with the Anglican Church in North America. He is the author of several books, including the Preaching the Word commentaries on Isaiah and Proverbs and Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He is also a contributor to the ESV Study Bible. Ray and his wife, Jani, have been married for nearly fifty years.Resources mentioned: The Death of Porn: https://www.crossway.org/books/the-death-of-porn-tpb/Ray’s Journey into the Anglican Communion: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/ray-ortlund/its-been-a-journey/O
- Your Voice Will Reveal the Glory of God featuring Tucker MaileOn the Expositors Collective podcast we equip and encourage the next generation of Bible teachers and expositors. In this episode, recorded during the final session of our Boise Idaho training event, we are privileged to have Pastor Tucker Maile share his personal journey of overcoming reluctance and experiencing God's empowering presence in preaching. Join us as we dive into Isaiah 40 and explore how these timeless truths resonate with the next generation of expositors.We hope that Pastor Tucker Maile's personal journey and insights have encouraged and equipped you as you pursue your calling as a Bible teacher and expositor. Remember to rely on God's empowerment, trust in His provision, and engage in a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about faithfully proclaiming His Word. Stay tuned for more episodes where we continue to equip and empower the next generation of expositors.Isaiah 40: 6-8 The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”Tucker Maile spent four years heading the Kingdom Collective, post-college-age fellowship, before assuming his current position as Lead Pastor of Calvary Boise. “I love teaching people about God, encouraging them in their day-to-day life, and inspiring them to know Jesus better. Our God is the author of everyone’s walk of faith and I love to hear the stories of all He is doing in and through the people I’m privileged to serve.”Recommended Episodes:Getting your Sea Legs and Finding your own Voice - interview with Tucker Maile :
- In Times of Loss: Preaching at Funerals and Consoling the GrievingJoin us on a heartfelt and insightful journey as we dive into the delicate yet significant task of preaching at funerals and consoling grieving families. Mike speaks with veteran pastor Paul Beasley-Murray, who offers practical advice to help Christian leaders craft meaningful, biblically driven sermons and preach with confidence and compassion at funeral services. With empathy and wisdom, he shares invaluable advice and guidance for pastors facing the challenging moments of loss. in our conversation, Reverend Paul Beasley Murray sheds light on the vital role pastors play in providing comfort and solace during times of grief. He emphasizes the importance of being present with the grieving family members on the day of the death, offering genuine support and a compassionate shoulder to lean on. Furthermore, the discussion delves into the delicate topic of addressing funerals for individuals who died by suicide. Dr Beasley-Murray provides compassionate insight on how pastors can approach such services, offering guidance on crafting a message that acknowledges the pain and complexity of the situation while providing hope and healing to the mourning congregation.Additionally, the podcast explores the challenging task of preaching a funeral when the eternal destiny of the deceased is uncertain. Paul shares practical advice and compassionate approaches to navigate these sensitive moments, offering comfort to grieving families and providing a message of God's mercy and grace.In the latter part of our conversation, we delve into the strengths of both the Baptist and Anglican traditions when it comes to funeral services. We discuss the unique liturgical elements and rich traditions within each tradition, highlighting how they can be harnessed to create meaningful and impactful funeral services that honour the deceased and provide comfort to those left behind.
- Preaching in the Power of the Holy Spirit with Brian BrodersenBrian Brodersen believes that preaching is not an end in and of itself, rather, it is a means to the greater end of knowing, loving, worshipping and serving God. Biblical Preaching (preaching the way it is defined and modeled in the Bible) is God’s word, spoken by God’s servants, through God’s Spirit, in God’s power.How to Assure We are Preaching in the Power of the SpiritA disposition, a bent, a leaning. An attitude of dependence on the Holy Spirit. A constant awareness of our own weakness: “I was with you in weakness, in fear and in much trembling.” “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” Preach the Word! There will be many temptations along the way to move from preaching the Word to preaching something else: politics, nationalism, social justice, prosperity, personal success and happiness, and the list goes on. People will often find a biblical text from which to springboard into their pet doctrine. This is not preaching the Word and the Holy Spirit will not honor such preaching with His power. There might very well be the power of persuasion, personality, passion, articulation, perspiration etc. but it won’t be the power of the Spirit. The Spirit honors the preaching of the Word—taking the biblical text and bringing out its meaning for all to see, understand and apply. The Process of Preparing to Preach-a. Consciousness of the supernatural element.b. Pra
- Beyond Words: Sermon Illustrations And The Preacher Who Could Not SpeakIn this thought-provoking and emotionally stirring episode, Brother Jim Wilson joins Mike for a candid conversation that delves into the profound experience of losing one's voice as a preacher. Jim shares his personal journey of a nine-month period when he was unable to speak, offering an honest and vulnerable account of the challenges he faced. Join them as they explore the unique perspectives of being a speaker who can't speak and a preacher who can't preach. Additionally, they dive into the world of sermon illustrations, discussing various genres such as personal, fresh, biblical, hypothetical, and historical illustrations. Get ready to expand your mind and stir your heart in this captivating interview.Key Points: PART ONE **Exploring Sermon Illustrations:** Brother Jim delves into the diverse genres of sermon illustrations and their role in delivering powerful messages. In his research he highlighted the following types of sermon illustrations: - **Personal Illustrations:** - **Fresh Illustrations:** - **Biblical Illustrations:** - **Hypothetical Illustrations:** - **Historical Illustrations:** PART TWO **The Silence of the Preacher:** Brother Jim Wilson opens up about his extraordinary experience of losing his voice for a prolonged period of nine months. He shares the emotional and practical challenges he encountered during this time, and Mike shares about his limited reading and speaking abilities that he had after a traumatic head injury. They explore the unique perspectives, frustrations, and insights that emerge from such a situation., Jim and Mike delve into the profound impact of feeling as if they were not being able to fulfill their calling. They discuss the emotional journey and the lessons learned during this period of silence.
- Preaching Through Tension And Division with Matthew Kim, Paul Hoffman and Mike NegliaDivision, tension and conflict has always been part of life in a fallen world, but it feels as if it has only increased over the past years. How can preachers address contentious issues in a gracious yet truthful way? How can we balance the tightrope as we attempt to offering a unifying word to a divided congregation? Drs Matthew Kim and Paul Hoffman offer seven steps towards preaching that a seven-step model for promoting reconciliation that unifies rather than causes unnecessary division1. The Theological Step: The Sins of Pride and Prejudice2. The Contextual Step: America's Past and Present Reality3. The Personal Step: Facing Our Sin and Acknowledging Our Prejudices4. The Positional Step: We Are Heralds, Not Heart-Changers5. The Methodological Step: A Homiletic for Reconciliation and Unity6. The Practical Step: Pre-Sermon, Mid-Sermon, and Post-Sermon Practices7. The Categorical Step: Biblical Themes and Texts "Preaching has become something of a dreaded task. With self-appointed authorities declaring on social media what pastors should and should not address--and telling people to leave their churches if pastors don't say the supposed right thing--the pastor bears the impossible task of speaking God's Word to a disinterested and divided world. In a day where cultural land mines abound, the preacher can either dismiss the concerns of her congregation as invalid or irrelevant or become a prisoner to the narratives and perspectives of the moment. Kim and Hoffman give us a better way. They excavate a treasury of theological resources to address the chief causes of division and map the terrain of our cultural dynamics and historical context. They teach us to become aware of our own l
- Preaching and Planting - Brian Kelly, Nick Cady and Mike NegliaIn this episode of Expositors Collective, Mike Neglia and Nick Cady are interviewed by Brian Kelly (Host of the Cultivate Church Planting Podcast) to discuss the crucial role of expositional Bible teaching in church planting. With their combined experience as pastors and church planters, Mike and Nick share valuable insights and practical tips on how to effectively communicate the Word of God to a new congregation. They explore the benefits of teaching the Bible in a clear and relevant way, and how it can help build a strong foundation for a thriving church community. Join us as we delve into the power of expositional Bible teaching in church planting and discover how it can transform the lives of believers and non-believers alike.[This episode was originally released on the Cultivate Church Planting Podcast - Subscribe HERE for more specific content for church planters and senders.Resources Mentioned:Cultivate Church Planter Training Videos: https://cultivatechurchplanting.com/resources/cultivate-training-video-series/ Calvary Church Planting Manual : https://cultivatechurchplanting.com/resources/calvary-church-planting-manual/ Danny Ramos "one of the top ten guys in the world" : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2018/9/4/episode-11-danny-ramos-and-jimmy-robeson-interview
- Is It Possible To Be Too Vulnerable In The Pulpit? - Josh WhiteJosh White, pastor of Door of Hope church in Portland, Oregon, speaks with Mike about the necessity of being honest with ourselves and honest about ourselves as we preach the gospel. They speak about the importance of confession, vulnerability and honesty. “Truth through Personality is our description of real preaching. The truth must come really through the person, not merely over his lips, not merely into his understanding and out through his pen. It must come through his character, his affections, his whole intellectual and moral being. It must come genuinely through him. I think that granting equal intelligence and study, here is the great difference which we feel between two preachers of the Word. The Gospel has come over one of them and reaches us tinged and flavored with his superficial characteristics, belittled with his littleness. The Gospel has come through the other, and we receive it impressed and winged with all the earnestness that there is in him. In the first case the man has been but a printing machine or a trumpet. In the other case he has been a true man and a real messenger of God.” Phillips Brooks (1835 – 1893) In Stumbling Toward Eternity: Losing and Finding Ourselves in the Cross of Jesus (Multnomah) writer, pastor, and recording artist Josh White offers confessional stories and theological insights as he interprets the pain and trauma of his own past, the complicated “mixture” of the present, and the beautiful uncertainty of the future through the lens of grace. Using crisp and honest prose, White reveals why the most familiar symbol of Christianity—the cross of Jesus—is also the most misunderstood. He shows us why the goal of our desperate existence is not arriving at perfection or success but knowing the crucified Christ. You can purchase it here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/673914/stumbling-toward-eternity-by-josh-white/
- Digging Deep Into The Word To Help Those Who Are Suffering with Terry MichaelsWelcome to Episode 276 of The Expositors Collective Podcast, the show that equips, encourages, and empowers preachers and communicators of God's Word. In today's episode, our host Mike sits down with Terry Michaels, a seasoned Radio DJ and passionate student of the Bible. Terry shares insights on effective communication, the value of diligent study, and the art of preaching to those who are suffering. Stay tuned for an enlightening conversation filled with practical advice and heartfelt wisdom.Segment 1: Communication Lessons from a Radio DJ- Terry Michaels reflects on his time as a Radio DJ and how it shaped his understanding of effective communication.- The importance of clarity, repetition, and knowing your audience in conveying messages effectively.- The role of rhetorical skills in communication versus the mastery of the text of Scripture through diligent study.Segment 2: The Inductive Bible Study Method- Terry's enthusiasm for the Inductive Bible Study method and its impact on his own study and teaching.- A brief overview of the Inductive Bible Study method and its benefits in understanding and applying Scripture.- Terry shares his excitement about covering this module at the upcoming training event hosted by Calvary Austin.Segment 3: Preaching to Those Who Are Suffering- Terry opens up about living with chronic pain and offers valuable advice on preaching to congregations dealing with suffering.- Pitfalls to avoid when addressing suffering and well-intentioned phrases that can unintentionally cause further harm.- How vulnerability and honesty in the pulpit can carry significant weight and make everyone in the congregation feel valued.