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#015: Using Scripture in Preaching [PODCAST] | H.B. Charles Jr.

Old open bible lying on a wooden table in a beam of sunlight

This is episode #015 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.

In this episode, we talk about the different ways you can and should the scriptures in your preaching.

Here are five ways to effectively use scripture in your preaching… 

  1.  Read the scriptures.
  2. Explain the scriptures.
  3. Apply the scriptures.
  4. Correlate the scriptures.
  5. Illustrate with the scriptures.


So what do you think? How do you use scripture in your preaching? Do you use these ways I recommend? Are there others ways you recommend? 

[Tweet “I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men. – Richard Baxter”]

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I do not believe we have to make the word of God relevant. It already is. Our preaching should make the relevance of scripture clear. We should preach with the conviction that the Bible is given to us for our transformation, not just for information. Head knowledge without life change is spiritual hypocrisy. – H.B. Charles Jr.