Preaching Points Series

Preaching Points Series
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13 week sermon series

Kenneth Priest, Director of Convention Strategies, and Matthew McKeller, Chair of Preaching at SWBTS host a 13 week series focused on church revitalization. Special guests include Jim Wicker, Associate Professor of New Testament at SWBTS, and David Brooks, Professor of Hebrew & Old Testament.

Acts Sermon 4: Philip: A Faithful Witness
Acts Sermon 4: Philip: A Faithful Witness (20:37)
Following the death of Stephen the Gospel began to make its way outside of Jerusalem. Persecution only increased the effectiveness of the church’s witness to Christ. The dominant theme of Acts 8 is the preaching of Philip,&... more
Acts Sermon 5: The Conversion of Saul
Acts Sermon 5: The Conversion of Saul (16:20)
One of the most amazing conversions recorded in Scripture is that of Saul of Tarsus. Saul has already appeared in the narrative of Acts as a threat to the early church (cf. 7:58; 8:1-3). Acts 9:1-19 records his conversion on the ... more
Acts Sermon 6: A Gospel for All People: Jew and Gentile
Acts Sermon 6: A Gospel for All People: Jew and Gentile (21:04)
That Luke considered the conversion of the Gentile centurion Cornelius significant is evidenced by the amount of space he devoted to it. All of Acts 10 and a good portion of chapter 11 describe the visions of both Peter and ... more
Acts Sermon 7: The Church at Antioch
Acts Sermon 7: The Church at Antioch (17:37)
Following the account of the conversion of Cornelius through the witness of Peter, Luke now moves on to describe the founding and the activity of the church at Antioch. Here also, Gentiles are brought into the church through... more
Acts Sermon 8: Continuation of First Missionary Journey
Acts Sermon 8: Continuation of First Missionary Journey (20:24)
Acts 12 records yet another instance of persecution against the church initiated by Herod Agrippa, grandson of Herod the Great. Herod put James the brother of John to death and, since this “pleased the Jews,” he impri... more
Acts Sermon 9: The Jerusalem Conference
Acts Sermon 9: The Jerusalem Conference (18:52)
Acts 14 ends with the report by Paul and Barnabas to the church at Antioch regarding the success of the Gospel among the Gentiles. Certain Jews, however, opposed the Gentile mention. They wanted Gentiles to become Jews befor... more
Acts Sermon 10: The Unknown God
Acts Sermon 10: The Unknown God (20:19)
Acts 17 continues the narration of the second missionary journey. Following a ministry in Thessalonica and Berea, Paul arrived in Athens awaiting the missionary team from which he had been temporarily separated. While waitin... more
Acts Sermon 11: Paul and Apollos
Acts Sermon 11: Paul and Apollos (19:49)
Following Athens, Paul moved on to Corinth where he remained for a year and a half (18:11). After a brief stay in Ephesus (18:19-21), he traveled to Caesarea, back to Antioch, and then to various locations throughout the reg... more
Launch Series Sermon 13: Growth of the Church
Launch Series Sermon 13: Growth of the Church (33:31)
The Growth of the Church more
Launch Series Sermon 12: Go and Do
Launch Series Sermon 12: Go and Do (37:15)
Launch Series Sermon 11: Listen to the Lord Part 2
Launch Series Sermon 11: Listen to the Lord Part 2 (29:06)
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Launch Series Sermon 10: Listen to the Lord Part 1
Launch Series Sermon 10: Listen to the Lord Part 1 (32:39)
Launch Series Sermon 9: The Church at Laodicea
Launch Series Sermon 9: The Church at Laodicea (38:12)
The Church in Laodicea more
Launch Series Sermon 8: The Church at Philadelphia
Launch Series Sermon 8: The Church at Philadelphia (30:21)
The Church In Philadelphia more
Launch Series Sermon 7: The Church at Sardis
Launch Series Sermon 7: The Church at Sardis (34:48)
The Church in Sardis more
Launch Series Sermon 6: The Church at Thyatira
Launch Series Sermon 6: The Church at Thyatira (35:37)
The Church in Thyratira more
Launch Series Sermon 5: The Church at Pergamum
Launch Series Sermon 5: The Church at Pergamum (37:32)
The Church in Pergamum more
Launch Series Sermon 4: The Church at Smyrna
Launch Series Sermon 4: The Church at Smyrna (33:29)
The Church in Smyrna more
Launch Series Sermon 3: The Church at Ephesus
Launch Series Sermon 3: The Church at Ephesus (42:14)
The Church in Ephesus more
Launch Series Sermon 2: Priority of the Word Part 2
Launch Series Sermon 2: Priority of the Word Part 2 (36:24)
Priority of God's Word Pt. 2 more
Launch Series Sermon 1: Priority of the Word Part 1
Launch Series Sermon 1: Priority of the Word Part 1 (42:11)
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Minor Prophets Sermon 1: The Day of the Lord
Minor Prophets Sermon 1: The Day of the Lord (19:25)
To begin the Minor Prophets Preaching Points Series, Matthew McKellar and Deron Biles walk through the book of Joel. Minor Prophets ChannelPreaching Points Channel  more
Minor Prophets Sermon 2: The God Who Punishes and Protects
Minor Prophets Sermon 2: The God Who Punishes and Protects (17:43)
A study of Nahum covering selected passages 1:1-3; 1:7-9; 1:12-15; 3:5-7   Minor Prophets ChannelPreaching Points Channel  more
Minor Prophets Sermon 3: God's Answers to Questions About Justice
Minor Prophets Sermon 3: God's Answers to Questions About Justice (21:04)
A study of Habakkuk selected passages: 1:2-3; 1:13-15; 2:2-5; 3:17-18. Little is known about the prophet Habakkuk. His prophecy is set against the fall and decline of Judah sometime after the reign of Josiah (610 BC). During the time ... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 4: The Day of the Lord: Judgment and Hope
Minor Prophets Sermon 4: The Day of the Lord: Judgment and Hope (18:34)
A study of Zephaniah covering 1:4-6; 2:1-3; 3:1-4; 3:9-12   Minor Prophets ChannelPreaching Points Channel  more
Minor Prophets Sermon 5: A Study of the Book of Haggai
Minor Prophets Sermon 5: A Study of the Book of Haggai (19:16)
  Being two chapters in length Haggai is second only to Obadiah in terms of brevity among the books of the Old Testament. Haggai's four "sermons" call the people of God back to the task of rebuilding the temple that was destroyed ... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 6: A Glorious Future for the People of God
Minor Prophets Sermon 6: A Glorious Future for the People of God (19:26)
  The circumstances of Zechariah's prophecy were the same as those of Haggai. God commissioned both prophets to the task of rebuilding the temple. The ministry of both prophets occurred at approximately the same time (compare Hagg... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 7: The Vision of the Lampstand and the Olive Trees
Minor Prophets Sermon 7: The Vision of the Lampstand and the Olive Trees (16:18)
  Zechariah 4 records the fifth vision given to the prophet for the purpose of encouragement in the building of the temple. The chapter may be divided into the vision (4:1-5), God's promise of success for those who depend upon him... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 8: A Call For Genuine Worship
Minor Prophets Sermon 8: A Call For Genuine Worship (17:29)
The focus of Zechariah 7 is upon genuine worship. What occurs within the temple is more important than the temple itself. Religious ritual void of righteousness is empty worship. In this chapter, we see a rebuke of empty wor... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 9: The Promise of Restoration and Victory
Minor Prophets Sermon 9: The Promise of Restoration and Victory (20:46)
Zechariah 9 marks the beginning of the second portion of the prophecy. While the first eight chapters contain glimpses of the future, the second portion of the book points more decidedly toward the messianic age. This is see... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 10: Genuine Worship
Minor Prophets Sermon 10: Genuine Worship (14:58)
Since there are no datable persons or events in the book of Malachi, issues of the origin and time of the book have to be deduced from the book itself. Additionally, nothing is known of the author apart from the contents of ... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 11: Charges of Unfaithfulness
Minor Prophets Sermon 11: Charges of Unfaithfulness (19:19)
The prophetic indictments of Malachi against Israel continue in chapter 2. The chapter opens with charges against the priests, who had abdicated their responsibility of upholding and informing the people of the requirements ... more
Minor Prophets Sermon 12: God's Judgment and Promise
Minor Prophets Sermon 12: God's Judgment and Promise (23:26)
The final lesson from the book of Malachi is a fitting conclusion to the Minor Prophets. Throughout our journey we have observed the repeated themes of judgment and hope, an oft-repeated emphasis in the Old Testament. The message... more
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