Did you know that the preaching of the Word of God has unique sin-killing, life-giving power—and brings great blessing to those who hear and receive it? In this helpful primer for congregations, Pastor David Strain establishes the basic biblical and theological foundations of preaching, highlights historical examples, and responds to questions, fears, and objections about expositional preaching in a Reformed church.
Written for the church, the Blessings of the Faith series introduces and celebrates Reformed doctrine and practice—each book features a brief and practical overview of its topic with discussion questions and an extensive Q&A section.
David Strain (DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
“A thoughtful, engaging, stimulating primer. . . . Strain understands how vital it is for church members to hear God’s Word rightly and have it shape how they think and live.”
—Ian Hamilton, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Greenville
“A book written with ‘wisdom from above’ on hearing the Word preached. . . . Biblical, readable, and engaging.”
—Harry L. Reeder III, Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
“How refreshing to read a work that insists on the supremacy of preaching in the local church.”
—Dale Ralph Davis, Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina