Monday Morning Preacher

Preaching Today exists to encourage and equip preachers to faithfully and creatively proclaim God's Word so that the church grows up into the fullness of Christ. Monday Morning Preacher is for preachers by preachers. Each episode focuses on one unique aspect of preaching and explores how preachers can grow in their craft. Email the podcast at mmp@preachingtoday.com.

Religion & Spirituality
1
Why Three Point Sermons Are Effective
A tried and true method, to deliver your message.
11 min
2
How to Preach with a Biblical Imagination
Poetry, screenwriting, and the arts as inspiration for your core message.
26 min
3
Say it Again! Preaching the Good News of Easter
Preaching on the Resurrection of Jesus with conviction.
30 min
4
Keeping Grace Fresh in Your Preaching
Grace that matters for everyday life.
22 min
5
Striking the Right Tone in Your Preaching
How can pastors improve the tone of their preachi…
19 min
6
Fear, Politics and Preaching: How to Move Forward
How can preachers respond to a tense political cl…
22 min
7
The Power of the Potent Phrase in Preaching
Martin Luther said that “the ears are the organ o…
24 min
8
The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon
Charles H. Spurgeon, a Baptist minister from Engl…
24 min
9
Preaching the Genres of Scripture
How do you preach on the genres of scripture? Mat…
18 min
10
Does Your Sermon Equip People For Their Vocation?
Are you preaching in a way that speaks to people,…
26 min
11
Sermon Openings for a Weary World
In this episode, co-hosts Matt Woodley and Kevin …
15 min
12
Spiritual Health For Pastors: Know Thyself, and...
How can you maintain spiritual health as a pastor…
13 min
13
Preparing People for Christmas with Advent Prea...
How can pastors prepare people for Christmas? Mat…
21 min
14
5 Principles For Preaching on Politics
Should pastors preach on the divisive subject of …
23 min
15
The Power of Emotion in Expository Preaching
What role should your emotions play in expository…
17 min
16
Is The Big Idea More Helpful or Hurtful? It's C...
Is the big idea more helpful or hurtful to listen…
25 min
17
Preaching to People on the Margins
How can you preach to people on the margins? What…
29 min
18
Called To Faithful, Not Successful Preaching
What does it mean to achieve success as a preache…
20 min
19
Bringing Listeners into the Bible Scene
What are people seeing in their mind's eye as you…
28 min
20
Preaching Principles from the Book of Hebrews
You’re called to be a faithful and effective comm…
21 min
21
A Dialogue on Racism and Justice
How do you address racial issues at the pulpit? M…
48 min
22
Spiritual Warfare in Preaching
Spiritual warfare is no stranger to preachers. In…
21 min
23
Say What You Need to Say
Have you ever felt like you said too much, or too…
12 min
24
Is the Big Idea Dead? Former Navy Chaplain Decides
Is big idea preaching a good idea? Maybe this que…
18 min
25
Preaching Powered by Prayer: The Key to Spiritu...
In this episode, Matt Woodley is joined by Jon Ty…
26 min
26
Preaching In The Eye Of The Storm
Matt Woodley talks to Lawrence Aker, III, Senior …
16 min
27
Preaching on Faith During a Pandemic
Matt Woodley talks to Josh Moody, senior pastor a…
21 min
28
Preaching on the Resurrection: Why Easter Chang...
Have you ever felt afraid of preaching on Easter?…
18 min
29
Preaching Through Personal Pain
Matt Woodley and Kevin Miller discuss their own e…
18 min
30
Stick the Landing: How to Write Strong Conclusions
Matt Woodley and co-host Kevin Miller will walk y…
15 min
31
Preaching on Sexuality: a Theological Framework
How do we give a theological framework for thinki…
20 min
32
Leading Through Sermon Illustrations
Sermon illustrations are a point of tension for s…
14 min
33
When Bad Pressures Happen to Good Preachers
Season Three has officially begun. In episode one…
15 min
34
Grab Your Hearers Attention with Tension
For our fifth and final episode of Season 2 we si…
38 min
35
Sermons for the Skeptical Heart
In this episode we sit down with Jeremy McKeen, p…
27 min
36
Sunday Preaching for the Monday Christian
In our third episode we sit down with Patricia Ba…
24 min
37
How the Preacher-Pastor Crafts Their Sermons
In this episode we sit down with a long time cont…
29 min
38
Preaching Truth No One Wants to Hear ... But Sh...
Welcome back to Monday Morning Preacher. For this…
25 min
39
Preaching Through Weakness
Some great preachers really know how to meddle. T…
12 min
40
Biblical Meditation and Preaching
How do you get the biblical text off the page, in…
16 min
41
Preaching Jesus at Street Level
By the time I get up to preach I've been living i…
14 min
42
Why and How to Avoid Moralistic Preaching
Preaching should stir people to do something, bel…
13 min
43
Manuscript vs. Notes
What do you bring into the pulpit when you preach…
13 min
44
The Life Cycle of Your Sermon
After preaching for 25 years here's one surprisin…
11 min
45
Get The Text Right
At some point in our weekly sermon prep process w…
12 min
46
The Basics of Sermon Delivery (Part 2)
In this episode, ummmmm, we take a look at, ummmm…
14 min
47
The High Calling of Preaching: Lessons from Had...
I was about 22 and a new believer when a tall, od…
13 min
48
The Basics of Sermon Delivery (Part 1)
I think a lot of us preachers have picked up some…
12 min
49
Avoiding Preaching Ruts
For a decade I used to write complete sermon manu…
12 min
50
Outlining Your Sermon
A friend of mine once described a young preacher …
12 min
51
Finding Illustrations
In this episode, we feature a very fun topic—how …
12 min
52
The Cutting Room Floor
Here are the typical five stages of my weekly ser…
11 min
53
Reaching Those Far From God
Almost every preacher has heard the phrase “spiri…
12 min
54
Preaching in the Power of the Holy Spirit
At PreachingToday.com we talk a lot about the cra…
13 min
55
Sermon Feedback
You’ve prayed through your message, done your stu…
11 min
56
Preaching During Easter
I've preached about 25 Easter sermons in my caree…
12 min
57
Applying Your Message
I've been preaching almost regularly for about 25…
12 min
58
The Big Idea
There's a simple concept that helps make your ser…
14 min
59
Preaching with Intensity
Here’s a goal for every sermon: let it convey the…
13 min
60
Preaching to the Heart
You've done your sermon prep. You have a neat, cl…
13 min
61
Preaching During Lent
Preachers are always looking for ways to disciple…
14 min
62
Preaching with Courage
How'd you like to preach with a death threat hang…
14 min
63
Preaching on Controversial Topics
Abortion. Racism. LGBTQ issues. Divorce and remar…
14 min
64
Keeping Your Christmas Sermons Fresh
Christmas comes every year. Sometimes creativity …
15 min
65
Find Your Preaching Voice
In this week's episode of Monday Morning Preacher…
15 min
66
Writing Effective Introductions
Editor of Preaching Today Matt Woodley and his gu…
14 min
67
The Ladder of Abstraction
Editor of Preaching Today Matt Woodley and his gu…
15 min